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THE FREAK OBSERVER

by | Read by Jessica Almasy

Young Adult Young Adult • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Though one shouldn't judge an audiobook by its cover, the jarring clinical image of a heart set against an abyss of black warns the listener that this isn't a warm and fuzzy story. Jennifer Almasy is Loa, who is lost in grief after her sister succumbs to a genetic ailment and she witnesses her close friend struck by a vehicle. Almasy voices the dichotomy of Loa's deep fear of death with the cynical impartiality of one who distances herself from a family that is falling apart. Almasy's raw, wavering tone, emphasis on key words, and odd phrase breaks turn the heartbreaking prose into poetry. Her narration perfectly mirrors Loa's tentative search for comfort in a world in which only math and science make sense. M.M.O. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781455895144 $14.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-1640-8 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-1639-2 $54.97 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-1641-5 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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