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Higher Ed

Written by: Tessa McWatt
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins

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Francine would prefer to be thinner but is happy enough to suffer her boss' manhandling of her ample hips if it helps her survive the next cull in quality assurance. She just wishes she could get the dead biker's crushed face out of her mind's eye.

Robin is having a baby with the wrong woman, wishes he were with the perfect Polish waitress instead, leans hard on Deleuze for understanding, and wonders if his work in film will continue to be valued by the university management.

Olivia is angry - angry with her layabout mother, with her too-casual BFF, and with her own timidity and anxiety. Perhaps the wisest of her lecturers will help. Knowledge is power, right? And she's beautiful when she's angry.

Ed wishes he'd never gone back to Guyana to help his rass brother, as it lost him his mini-Marilyn wife and the possibility of watching his only child grow up - until someone surprising crops up at the crematorium.

Katrin is starting not to miss Gdansk or Mamunia so much and starting to understand London living. But if she works and hopes harder, maybe she'll secure a full British future for herself and her mother with the good Englishman.

©2015 Tessa McWatt (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Kate
  • 29-09-15

I'm not quite sure what the point of the book was

What disappointed you about Higher Ed?

I found it all rather disjointed. I didn't really see how everything came together and was a bit confused for a while about the characters. I felt it jumped around a lot. And the main messages of the story weren't clear.

What was most disappointing about Tessa McWatt’s story?

I couldn't get into it. First audiobook I have listened to that I have not enjoyed.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

There were several narrators for different characters, though the one playing mid 30s Robin sounded about 50. The American Francine narrator's voice was a little grating.

What character would you cut from Higher Ed?


Any additional comments?

Just that it just wasn't a very good plot.