AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE
Young Adult

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

by | Read by Philip Church

Young Adult Young Adult • 9.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Oh, the complications of being a teenager! Falling in love with your two best friends, one female, one male, then accidentally unleashing a plague that causes the end of the world. Philip Church narrates Smith’s novel with blunt tones, presenting a Vonnegut-like tale with straightforward prose. It works perfectly. The outlandishness of people turning into giant, murderous praying mantises is somehow perfectly balanced by the painful honesty of the teenage heart. Church takes the short, declarative sentences and, by simply performing them with a rapid, matter-of-fact delivery, captures the quick wit and sly thoughtfulness of the novel. Although Church has great energy and charm, be warned: The story’s narrator swears like a sailor. G.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2014]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2014

DD ISBN 9780698146723 $39.95

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4906-2338-2 $123.75 • Nine CDs

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 ×