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by | Read by Paul Michael Garcia

Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

In this eccentric coming-of-age story, Paul Michael Garcia's task is to make Nathan Nelson, whose father can't accept the fact that his son is not extraordinary, feel like a real, sympathetic, age-appropriate boy. Nathan's father is an almost brilliant physicist who lives in a very odd, very isolated mental universe. When at age 17 Nathan is nearly killed in a car crash, he develops a phenomenal memory plus synesthesia. His father sends him off to be studied at a research institute, which is filled with a cast of gifted oddballs whom Garcia expertly portrays. But overall Garcia’s performance is somewhat gray and uninflected, as if nothing that happens to Nathan strikes Garcia as exciting or funny. It's fine, but curiously flat. B.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4979-7 $29.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978--0-7861-5785-3 $32.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6958-0 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $23.07


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-6807-1 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6806-4 $81.00 • Eight CDs

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