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FIRST BOY

by | Read by Jesse Berns

Young Adult Young Adult • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Cooper Jewett is 14 when his beloved grandfather dies, leaving him with a dairy farm to look after. Bizarre things happen--big men in black sedans follow him, the farmhouse is ransacked, the barn is set afire, and he even meets the president, who may be his long-lost mother. While Jesse Berns reads with gusto, he has a strange idea of a rural New Hampshire accent. Cooper's elderly allies, Mrs. Perley ("gracious goodness") and Mr. Searle, are lovely old-fashioned characters voiced with humor, dignity, and pretend crotchetiness. All Berns's characters are distinctive and fun. What a pity he can't laugh--amusement and menace sound exactly the same. A.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CD ISBN 0307282856 $30.00 • Four CDs

DD ISBN 0307282872 $21.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CS ISBN 0307283429 $30.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 0307283437 $38.00 • Four CDs

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