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THE AMERICAN BOY

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Alex Jennings

Mystery & Suspense • 16.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

Through the voice of Alex Jennings, we are guided through a tale of darkness and romance, intrigue and mystery, which features Edgar Allan Poe's father and young Poe himself as the epon-ymous boy. Jennings reads with such enormous variety that we are consumed by his characterizations, which include wheezing drunkards, schoolboys, and shy housemaids. He fulfills the role of a schoolmaster who is haphazardly drawn into the lives of two of his students. Through their families he becomes entangled in a network of questions and oddities that could result in his own death. The listener becomes completely absorbed with the persona of the novel. J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]

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Formats

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2004

CS ISBN 0754097315 $124.95 • Sixteen cassettes

CD ISBN 0754096262 $119.95 • Sixteen CDs

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