Thursday, February 25, 2016

Staff Pick - Audiobook

The Knockoff: A Novel
by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza

I picked up this book on CD on a lark hoping for quick light entertainment (light reads being my favorites).  Our protagonist is Imogen Tate who has recently returned from a 6 month medical leave to her post of editor-in-chief at the famous Glossy fashion magazine.  During her absence there have been huge changes implemented in the focus of the magazine. Newer and younger staff is being led by Eve, Imogen’s former assistant, back with a Business Degree from Harvard. Imogen has a lot to learn about new technology and her resistance will be familiar to those of us who find technology daunting and perhaps unnecessary at times.  In the meantime Imogen’s young daughter, already tech savvy at 10 years old, is being bullied on-line and Imogen is heartbroken on her behalf. Katherine Kellgren is the reader of this book on CD and she moves back and forth between the Queen’s English and American English during character dialogs and is convincingly outraged when reading Imogen’s thoughts. This book will be appreciated by anyone who has wondered about e-devices and their apparent takeover of our world! I would recommend this book on CD as a good and entertaining read with some laugh out loud moments and just enough intrigue to keep the listener hooked and wanting to know how it all turns out.

Lola Nichols
Information Specialist