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by | Read by Simon Vance

Young Adult Young Adult • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Peet’s ambitious novel is about first love (and lust) and how world events help make people who they are. The tent poles holding up Clem Ackroyd’s life include WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 9/11. The author focuses on the tiny details of everyday life, and narrator Simon Vance gives them quiet dignity. The point of view jumps from omniscient to first person, with Vance ensuring that listeners always know where they are. His English accents, both earthy working class and crisp upper class, are, unsurprisingly, spot-on, but his American and Russian accents tend to be less effective. Still, his husky voice convincingly depicts all the love, longing, and human messiness this story offers. G.D. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2900-2 $24.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2902-6 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-2904-0 $19.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2901-9 $54.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2903-3 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-2905-7 $49.97

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