• by Jackie Kay
  • Narrated by Cathleen McCarron
  • 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.


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Customer Reviews

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Touching, Cathartic, Thought-Provoking

Deep, emotional exploration of identity, love, and the interconnectedness of humanity. Each character has their own story to tell, affected by the event at the start of the novel in a different way. Ultimately however, they are brought together for their connection to a single special person, their understanding of what Joss truly is: not male or female, or black or white, but human. Fantastic read
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- Ian C.

Love, loss and some laughs.

Would you consider the audio edition of Trumpet to be better than the print version?

Yes. I have the print edition but am currently hooked on all things audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely Millie. I liked her honesty, the fact that what she and Joss had was no less real than any other couple

Which character – as performed by Cathleen McCarron – was your favourite?

Again it was Millie. Some heartbreakingly tender descriptions of her love for Joss.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If music be the food of love, play Jazz.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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- Mrs Kate Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks