In the Path of Falling Objects

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100023461
Released: Nov 24, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307579751
Narrator/s: Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. All they have left in the world is ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, and a stack of letters from their older brother, who's fighting in the war. They're on their way to Arizona when they catch a ride from a couple. The girl is friendly and beautiful. But the man is different, maybe dangerous, maybe deadly. It's a good thing Jonah and Simon packed one more thing in their bag...? gun.

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Author(s): Andrew Smith
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2009

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Author(s): Andrew Smith
Product Number EB00103999
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: #9781429954839

Professional reviews

"Mike Chamberlain introduces Jonah's narration with a resigned tone. The 16-year-old has been abandoned by his mother with no food or money. His older brother's letters from Vietnam let Jonah know he must be responsible for his younger brother, Simon. When the teenaged boys decide to hitchhike across the Southwest desert to find their father in an Arizona prison, Chamberlain's narration becomes dramatic as soon as Mitch and Lilly pick them up. Stress between the brothers builds as they compete for Lilly's flirtatious attention. And tension mounts with Chamberlain's portrayal of Mitch, a murdering psychopath. At first, Mitch is prickly, but soon he turns menacing and then scary. Chamberlain expresses the boys' reactions as they move from annoyance to fear, and, finally, to determination to survive. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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