AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN

by | Read by David Almond

Young Adult Young Adult • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

It's often hard to remember how one viewed the world as a child, before the heavy curtain of adulthood fell upon young shoulders. Almond, in his northern English accent and deep, mature timbre, shapes the atmosphere he has created around his hero, Billy Dean, a hidden child kept shut away in a room until he's released into a world ravaged by war and terrorism. He is to be humanity's hope for a better future. In this first foray into YA fiction, Almond gives Billy's broken father booming, desperate tones that clash eerily with Billy's fresh, sweet voice, building tension along the way. The mundane and the extraordinary mesh in a haunting package that will resonate with listeners, leaving them disturbed and enlightened. E.E. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2014]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1840-7 $19.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781480518742 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781480519084 $14.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1857-5 $54.97 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1891-9 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×