Nothing to See Here

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kevin Wilson
Narrator: Marin Ireland
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published In: October 2019
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

2020 Audie  Winner – Best Female Narrator




A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Audiobook performed by Marin Ireland.

“I can’t believe how good this book is.... It’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming. You’re laughing so hard you don’t even realize that you’ve suddenly caught fire.” —Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times Book Review

Kevin Wilson’s best book yet—a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

Reviews (6)

Written by Reina H. on April 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a great book. I loved the characters and the ending. I would highly recommend this book I enjoyed every page!

Written by Michael S. on February 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, this is a disarmingly good story, wonderfully read by Marin Ireland. Her portrayals of the kids are especially funny and poignant.

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Written by Sue C. on February 25th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a truly entertaining book. The story is like nothing I've ever read and I loved these characters. Listening to the audio book made it even better because of the great accents. I recommend this to everyone.

Written by Jackie S. on January 25th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Entertaining and surprisingly a good story. The narrator did a fantastic job personifying the characters.

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Written by Judy M. on December 28th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator was wonderful. I could not put the book down. What a fast moving story about what it means to be a parent. I read that the author wrote the book In ten days amazing

Written by Melissa R. on November 7th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Interesting. An easy read (listen). Foreshadowing was an easy sell. Everyone in this story was someone they were not, except the children.

Author Details

Author Details

Wilson, Kevin

Kevin Wilson is the author of the novels The Family Fang, a New York Times bestseller and a best book of the year in Time, People, Salon, and Esquire; and Perfect Little World. His story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association as well as the Shirley Jackson Award. He teaches fiction at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and two sons.