STARRED REVIEW
April 2022

I Came All This Way to Meet You

By Jami Attenberg, narrated by Xe Sands
Nostalgic and conspiratorial, I Came All This Way to Meet You is a relaxing audiobook that will incline the listener toward restful reflection.
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Novelist Jami Attenberg invites readers to join her in reflecting on relationships, creativity and the nature of home in her first essay collection, I Came All This Way to Meet You (6.5 hours). Her vignettes intertwine stories of her growth as an author with funny and honest ruminations on a life filled with travel and art.

Attenberg’s vulnerability in these essays, paired with narrator Xe Sands’ quiet, confident voice, makes listening to I Came All This Way to Meet You an intensely personal experience. Sands adds a shade of wistfulness to Attenberg’s wisdom with cool vocal tones, and elevates the author’s witty quips with a cheeky sensibility. Listeners will lean in to enjoy the full range of sentimentality and playfulness. It’s like sitting down with a clever friend to hear stories over cups of tea—nostalgic, conspiratorial and comfortable.

I Came All This Way to Meet You is a relaxing audiobook that will incline the listener toward restful reflection, encouraging them to discover inspiration in even the smallest moments of everyday life.

Read our starred review of the print edition of ‘I Came All This Way to Meet You.’

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I Came All This Way to Meet You

I Came All This Way to Meet You

By Jami Attenberg, narrated by Xe Sands
HarperAudio
ISBN 9780063039827

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