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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Joshua Wichard

Children Ages 10+ • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Joshua Wichard is phenomenal at narrating this endearing novel, which captures a poignant time in a teenager's life. Thirteen-year-old Houston lives with his single mom and younger brother, Robbie, who has cystic fibrosis. The boys share a dream of traveling to the moon one day, just like their estranged grandpa. Hard work pays off, and Houston is accepted to the Junior Astronaut Recruitment Program. Wichard changes tempo and adds depth to Houston's voice as he grapples with leaving Robbie and his mom. At the program, Wichard portrays each of the recruits perfectly as they work through their various issues. Wichard moves seamlessly between the voices of the characters with heart. S.K.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781250909732 $19.99

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