I listen to a lot of audiobooks; in the car to make long drives bearable, at night to slow the hamster wheel of anxiety.
I never look for a specific title. I browse, often clicking through screen after screen of books that aren’t to my taste, like sifting through the racks at a thrift store.
It was after midnight and I was nine screens in when I found Valeria Luiselli‘sÂ Faces in the Crowd, read by Roxanne HernandezÂ and Armando DurÃ¡n. Hernandez’s voice was immediately captivating, and I was intrigued, too, by the double translation, first from the original SpanishÂ Los ingrÃ¡vidos (The Weightless Ones),Â then into audio.
I’m not going to tell you what it’s about, only that I highly recommend it.