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PYGMY

by | Read by Paul Michael Garcia

Fiction • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Paul Michael Garcia earned his paycheck for his performance of PYGMY, Chuck Palahniuk's (FIGHT CLUB) semi-comedic novel about a 13-year-old terrorist nicknamed for his diminutive size. Pygmy is one of many young agents from an unspecified nation who infiltrate the U.S. through a foreign student exchange program. Pygmy, in bizarre pidgin English, narrates the tale with sentences like: "Operative me seated surrounding meal table host American holiday. Present Vast Cow Father, Pig Dog Brother, Chicken Mother, Cat Sister host family all hands link so create fence." Garcia's challenge is to read the ungrammatical sentences carefully so listeners can interpret their meaning. The story is some kind of weird "Karate Kid as a young terrorist" effort, which is even funny at times. Overall, it's worth the effort. M.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781433277252 $24.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433277221 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433277238 $70.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433277269 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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