Fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle will recognize the celebrity voice behind Ann Leary’s The Children audiobook—the ever so talented Gretchen Mol. In The Children, Mol gives voice to Charlotte Maynard, a reclusive young woman who rarely leaves her mother’s sprawling Connecticut lake house (which belonged to her late stepfather), along with the rest of the wonderfully flawed Whitman and Maynard families.
When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the Whitman children, brings his fiancé home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into their rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near and the family’s flaws begin to surface, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed.
Listen along as Ann Leary reveals this blended family with remarkable wit and insight, bringing to light their struggle with the assets and liabilities—both material and psychological—left behind by their dear, departed patriarch.
Listen to an excerpt of The Children audiobook, read by Gretchen Mol: