The Address by Fiona Davis | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Address by Fiona Davis?

The Address by Fiona Davis is 100% RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. I love a good historical fiction audiobook. Also, I love dual story lines. OH and then there’s a stabbing murder? Yes, I am here for it. You should know by now that audiobooks are totally my thing, so of course, that is how I HAD to experience this book. Let me tell you, I waited for a few months to listen to this! Apparently everyone else in my library system wanted to listen to The Address too.

What’s The Story Here?

Fiona Davis’s The Address follows two different timelines. The first timeline is that of Sara Smythe who is basically the head housekeeper in this London hotel in 1884. After saving the child of famous American designer Theodore Camden, Sara is made an offer. Basically, Camden is all come work for me at this new co-op building in America called the Dakota it is the new and upcoming thing. Sara hems and haws, but obviously she heads to NYC. There, Sara begins to fall for Camden who lives in the Dakota with his wife and kids. OH AND SOME REAL SHADY STUFF GOES DOWN in this timeline.

One hundred years later, in 1985, we have the other main character Bailey Camden. Bailey was an interior designer. Then she went to rehab right. She comes back and her old job is like, nope we don’t want you. She is blacklisted. So, then she is enlisted by her cousin Melinda to revamp her apartment in the Dakota. That apartment is none other than the one that Theodore Camden had and also the one where he was stabbed to death in. Anyways, Bailey and Dakota are cousins in name, but apparently not by blood.

There is drama! There are reveals!

How Did I Like The Address?

The Address by Fiona Davis is totally compelling. If you are a person who needs to be ENGAGED and not bored while reading, here you go. This book is solid. I mean, solid to the point of me having to whip out the eARC and turn ahead because I had to know and couldn’t wait through the audio (this also happened while I listened to The Queen Of Hearts). Let me just say readers of historical fiction and mystery will not be disappointed. ALSO THE SETTING – i.e. time and place and making you feel like you are there is well done in this book.

How’s The Narration?

As there are two points of view that take center stage in The Address, there are two narrators for the audiobook. The audiobook is narrated by Brittany Pressley and Saskia Maarleveld. I could not tell you right now who narrated which — as is my typical response with dual narrators that I do not know well. However, both did excellent and felt convincing and easy to follow along with. I would say this is a good audiobook to get sucked right into and transported to another time.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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