That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu
Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Penguin Random House UK Audio, Merky Books Digital
Publication date 14 November 2019
Beautiful and harrowing, Derek Owusu weaves his narrative in such a contemporary poetic way that in audiobook format it very much comes across as though it was meant to be spoken word. It flows so artistically—Kobna Holdbrook-Smith was the prefect choice for narrator with his restrained but emotive style and the gorgeous timbre of his voice. The skill and talent shown in Owusu’s use of language was exceptional, but the deftness of the story telling easily matched it; the unfolding of narrative, a leaf at a time, felt natural, but, on hindsight, so carefully considered. I’m am incredibly impressed. I’ll look out for future work from Derek Owusu and would ardently recommend That Reminds Me to anyone interested in literary fiction.