One Two Three: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
"The smart choice of narrators Emma Galvin (One), Jesse Vilinsky (Two), and Rebecca Soler (Three) as the Mitchell triplets is entertaining in addition to their amazing synergy." (Booklist (starred review)
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From Laurie Frankel, the New York Times best-selling author of This Is How It Always Is, a Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick, comes One Two Three, a timely, topical novel about love and family that will make you laugh and cry...and laugh again.
In a town where nothing ever changes, suddenly everything does....
Everyone knows everyone in the tiny town of Bourne, but the Mitchell triplets are especially beloved. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone knows, and no one doubts it just because she can’t speak. Monday is the town’s purveyor of books now that the library’s closed - tell her the book you think you want, and she’ll pull the one you actually do from the microwave or her sock drawer. Mab’s job is hardest of all: get good grades, get into college, get out of Bourne.
For a few weeks seventeen years ago, Bourne was national news when its water turned green. The girls have come of age watching their mother’s endless fight for justice. But just when it seems life might go on the same forever, the first moving truck anyone’s seen in years pulls up and unloads new residents and old secrets. Soon, the Mitchell sisters are taking on a system stacked against them and uncovering mysteries buried longer than they’ve been alive. Because it's hard to let go of the past when the past won't let go of you.
Three unforgettable narrators join together here to tell a spellbinding story with wit, wonder, and deep affection. As she did in This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel has written a laugh-out-loud-grab-a-tissue novel, as only she can, about how expanding our notions of normal makes the world a better place for everyone and how when days are darkest, it’s our daughters who will save us all.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 59 minutes|
|Narrator||Emma Galvin, Jesse Vilinsky, Rebecca Soler|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 08, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,312 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#87 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#145 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#166 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Triplets Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, in that birth order, known to each other as One, Two, Three, are born in the fictional town of Bourne, to Nora, without a father, as he predeceased them. Mab is considered the most conventional, the expectation is that she will escape small town life post-high school. Monday, on the Autism spectrum, takes most things literally, an added gift to her self-appointed job as librarian now that she maintains the town library books in their home. Without the ability to walk or speak, Mirabel does have a voice, and other than being confined to a wheelchair, she is otherwise limit-free. Her emotional intelligence and awareness put her ahead of well, pretty much everyone.
Bourne was irreparably damaged just a year before the girls were born when a river, supplying the town’s water, was contaminated by a chemical plant, which caused fatal and life-altering harm to the town population. From cancer to birth defects, Bourne residents have suffered and adapted in countless ways of living with disabilities, along with financial ruin because of Belsum Chemical’s destruction and denial.
Nora has devoted her life not only to the care of her children but as the crusader to hold Belsum accountable. Now 16 years later, no progress has been made, but still she persists.
While Nora doesn’t live with the same physical disabilities as her daughters do, they admire her strength, the three jobs that she holds, the love she carries as a single parent, to sustain them.
Bourne might be anytown, but Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, are anything but ordinary.
ONE TWO THREE is resilience in the face of tragedy, love for the sake of family and community, and the display of personal strength these young girls demonstrate to stand up for injustice is like fireworks – spectacular.
ONE, TWO, THREE works on so many levels it’s dizzying. The three singular narrators are sisters growing up in--and indelibly affected by--a town decimated by a powerful chemical company that polluted their water. Their once charming, once growing small Everytown is now nearly a ghost town: no jobs and no future, nearly every resident’s health horrifically impacted by the company’s pollutants, and water no one will drink.
But this isn’t a soapboxy “issues” book--it’s a breathtaking character study; a moving portrayal of relationships in a fractured community that could be anyone’s; and a leap-to-your-feet-and-cheer story of “the little guy” standing up to the powers-that-be and refusing to be silenced or bought. Frankel’s prose is crisp and gorgeous, but it’s her characters who draw you in and keep you turning pages late into the night to stay in their world with them just a little bit longer.
The story of One Two Three is given to us in rotating chapters, through the distinctive voices of triplet sisters. Slowly we fall in love with each sister and are drawn into the mystery of Bourne, a small town where everyone knows everyone. A town that used to be bigger. A town where something has happened. I devoured this book in two days. It's funny, sad, suspenseful and timely. I love the way this author creates characters. They are so well formed and relatable -- even the villains. This family will stay in your heart.
I highly recommend this book. I also bought a finished Kindle copy and an Audible copy. One Two Three is great in print or audio. I hope you read this book enjoy it as much as I did.
Thank you to #NetGalley and MacMillan publishing for a review copy of this book
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5 stars indeed!