AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Johnny Heller

Young Adult • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1996

A distant relationship with his divorced father, whom he refers to as "The Astronaut," combined with the betrayal of his first serious girlfriend, sends Steve York running off to live with his mother. There he begins to do drugs and fail in school. The only way he'll graduate on time is to complete a 100-page paper. This touching, funny, coming-of-age story has received rave reviews, and the audiobook lives up to the print version. Utterly convincing as a 17-year-old, Heller captures perfectly adolescent attitudes, mannerisms and sarcasm. The decision not to differentiate the characters' voices makes sense for a novel that is constructed as an autobiography. The pacing and tempo never drag, and the humor is particularly effective, more in the listening than the reading. S.S.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 97]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 1996

CS ISBN 0788707310 $42.00 • Five cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile


Thank you for contacting us!

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

Back Home ×