The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett?

The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett has an absolutely glorious cover. I mean, the cover is blue and pink and science fiction oriented. OF COURSE I was interested. OF COURSE. Granted, this book was pitched to me with some comparisons to sci-fi movies that I have not seen. Still, I grabbed it off Netgalley because I generally like books from this publisher – Berkley. Alas, I did not make it a priority because of all these other competing interests. The moment I saw this audiobook available on Scribd though, I got super excited. So, I listened to it because I am trying to whittle down my eARCs but also because I wanted something different from the YA and contemporary adult fiction books I have been devouring.

What’s The Story Here?

Anne Corlett’s debut is about a woman named Jamie who lives on another planet. Jamie has survived a virus that has decimated the majority of the human population. She’s emigrated from Earth — however, unlike other people, she went willingly. She had served as a veterinarian. Anyways, so she and a group of other survivors band together and journey back to Earth when they get a garbled radio signal that other people may be alive. As it turns out, one of those people may be from Jamie’s past. Sooo, this book delves a little bit into miscarriage and I want to bring that up because I know for some people it is hard to read about that. That’s essentially the whole gist. But also, we see the survivors in The Space Between The Stars really cling to their ways – ie religious people being super religious, etc.

How Did I Like The Space Between The Stars?

Honestly, this book wasn’t super memorable or all that great to me. I did find it hard to listen to the bits on her miscarriage — not that I have experienced a miscarriage. Just, I don’t know, it was difficult. There’s a few characters that are kind of interesting. We get to see some intersectionality as the book covers racism and ableism. On the whole though, I just didn’t feel a whole huge amount of interest for this book while listening.

How’s The Narration?

The Space Between The Stars audiobook is narrated by Mary Woodvine. I’ve never heard her narration before now. Will I actively search out books narrated by her? Probably not, no. I have nothing to complain about or no real particular dislikes. However, there’s also nothing that really WOWed me with the narration as well. I think that also I may just not be a science fiction person whether that is via print or via audio.

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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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  1. I’m going to have to stop reading your blog. You keep featuring books that sound perfect for me and my to read pile is already massive! I will keep my eye out for this book.
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