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THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by George Guidall

Fiction • 24 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Caelum Quirk is a quirky guy who can't seem to stay married. He's on wife Number 3, and things are rocky. He teaches at Columbine High School, and his wife, Maureen, is the school nurse. Then, tragedy strikes, and Maureen's mental health deteriorates. George Guidall's voice offers safe haven, even as he takes listeners into Columbine's library and hallways during the nightmare. Guidall is particularly chilling while performing segments from the killers' journals, and when Caelum discovers a cache of letters revealing old family secrets, Guidall assumes the diction and personae of the nineteenth century. Wally Lamb's long-awaited novel goes off in many directions—the aftermath of tragedy, women's rights, prison reform, slavery, sexual orientation, faith, and chaos theory. Guidall's performance makes for spellbinding listening. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780061703034 $75.00 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 9781436153843 $113.75 • Twenty cassettes

CD ISBN 9781436153867 $123.75 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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