The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle
by Matt Cain
Narrated by Simon Vance
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Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date 23 May 2022
RB Media, Recorded Books
In a humorous, charmingly wise novel perfect for fans of Fredrik Backman and TJ Klune, the forced retirement of a shy, closeted postman in northern England creates the opportunity for him to track down his lost love, embrace his true self, connect with his community, and finally experience his life’s great adventure…
“This rollicking romance entrapped me! True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking.” —Ian McKellen
Every day, Albert Entwistle makes his way through the streets of his small English town, delivering letters and parcels and returning greetings with a quick wave and a “how do?” Everyone on his route knows Albert, or thinks they do—a man of quiet routines, content to live alone with his cat, Gracie.
Three months before his sixty-fifth birthday, Albert receives a letter from the Royal Mail thanking him for decades of service and stating that he is being forced into retirement. At once, Albert’s simple life unravels. Without the work that fills his days, what will he do? He has no friends, family, or hobbies—just a past he never speaks of, and a lost love that fills him with regret. And so, rather than continue his lonely existence, Albert forms a brave plan to start truly living, to be honest about who he is . . . and to find George, the man with whom he spent one perfect spring and summer long ago.
One painful yet exhilarating step at a time, Albert begins searching for George and revealing his story to those around him. As he does, something extraordinary happens. Albert finds unlikely allies, new friends, and the courage to help others—even as he seeks the happiness he’s always denied himself.
Beautifully written, funny, and wise, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle is a book to fall in love with and to be inspired by, one that proves it is never too late to live, to hope, and to love.
* Indie Next List Selection Library Reads Selection
“This rollicking romance entrapped me! True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking.” —Sir Ian McKellen
“A charming adventure with love at its heart.” —My Weekly
“A heart-warming, joyous love story—original, hopeful and totally charming.” —Adele Parks, author of Both of You
“Albert is the most delicious character and you'll be with him every step of the way.” —The Sun
|DURATION||11 Hours, 15 Minutes|
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