The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • by Emily M. Danforth
  • Narrated by Beth Laufer
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.
Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to - that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl. When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous “best” lists.

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Excellent and original

This book is wickedly delightful, really funny and a satisfying storyline, so many books in this genre are boring because they lack originality and use a 'same old' template.
This is no such a book, ultimately re-readable.
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- Frankimunk

Amazing narration for an involving story

I really enjoyed this audio book. The characters are well rounded, with no lazy goodies and baddies. The people who try to 'pray the gay away' are not lazy stereotypes of bigots but people who genuinely believe they are doing what is best. And yet the story does not shy away from showing the terrible damage they inflict. It is an ultimately uplifting tale that manages to steer clear of a lot of the well worn clichés.

The narration is the best I've heard from an audio book. I didn't even notice the narration because it was just Cameron's voice telling her story. The more I listen to audio books, the more I come to appreciate narration as a skill. As so many reviews will testify, bad narration can ruin an audio book, no matter how good the story. At the other end of the scale, the sign of really excellent narration is that you're not even aware of it! Massive kudos to Beth Laufer for this.
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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios