Christa Comes Out of Her Shell

Books on Tape. Apr. 2024. 11:33 hrs. ISBN 9780593684412. $95. F
Christa Liddle, the youngest of a trio of daughters, has spent years grappling with the mystery of her missing naturalist father, Jasper Liddle, who vanished in a plane crash 25 years earlier. However, when Jasper resurfaces and is interviewed by Oprah before reaching out to his family, old wounds are reopened, shedding light on past family dysfunction. Christa, now a postdoc zoologist studying snails on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, finds herself thrust back into the spotlight, grappling with conflicting emotions toward her father and her newfound attraction to childhood friend Nathan. Narrated with aplomb by Jesse Vilinsky, this romantic story is brought to life with charm and charisma. Through Vilinsky’s skillful portrayal, Christa emerges as a multifaceted character, transitioning seamlessly from tough and resilient to vulnerable and tender, leaving listeners invested in every twist and turn of her journey.
VERDICT Waxman’s (Adult Assembly Required) signature style shines through in this sharp and witty tale, with characters that leap off the page and dialogue that sparkles. With its blend of heart and humor, this satisfying relationship fiction resonates.
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