Finding Caruso

Author(s): Kim Barnes
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C1998
Released: Mar 31, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402544477
Narrator/s: Scott Shina
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Kim Barnes is an award-winning memoirist, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a poet whose works have appeared in many literary magazines. In Finding Caruso, she creates an unforgettable novel of two brothers and the complex ties that bind them. Alternately dark and violent, heartbreaking and tender, it is a coming-of-age tale that is both timeless and contemporary.


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Finding Caruso
Product Number: BX00002506
Product Number:C1998
Product Number:Z1872

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Author(s): Kim Barnes
Narrator(s): Scott Shina
Product Number Z1872
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449885229

Professional reviews

"On their Oklahoma farm, brothers Buddy and Lee Hope suffer a brutal alcoholic father. After their parents die in a car crash, the brothers begin a journey that brings them face-to-face with a world filled with racism, betrayal, and despair. Kim Barnes's descriptions ring with poetry and truth, though her plotting lacks precision. In this coming-of-age story, Scott Shina gives an engaging performance. His reading is intelligent and engrossing, but his mature baritone falls short of the mark as 17-year-old Buddy. Shina sounds too worldly to be the ingenuous young man having his first affair with an older woman. Barnes creates a world of the afflicted and dissolute and, while the plot gets cumbersome and the writing occasionally heavy-handed, the characters are believable and substantial. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"