AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

WHAT I WAS

by | Read by Ralph Cosham

Fiction • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

An award-winning young adult author writes a coming-of-age tale for adults set in the mid-twenty-first century. The unnamed narrator is miserable with his looks, his parents, boarding school life, and his own apathy. He stumbles on Finn, a beautiful boy who lives self-sufficiently in a small beach hut not far from the school. From that point, the narrator begins to take risks, having finally found something that makes sense of his life. The story depends heavily its setting--an isolated British coast--and Ralph Cosham's clear, articulate accent fits the protagonist and his world. While Cosham's delivery is devoid of great emotion--as if to represent the hero's hollowness--his reading becomes slightly breathy near the end, when the story's developing drama comes to a climax. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 9781-4332-0849-2 $19.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0850-8 $19.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0852-2 $34.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0853-9 $36.00 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0851-5 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×