Reservation Road

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100011788
Released: Mar 27, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415937914
Narrator/s: Various
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Haunting...? A powerful and affecting novel."-The New York Times A tragic accident sets in motion a cycle of violence and retribution in John Burnham Schwartz's riveting novel RESERVATION ROAD. Two haunted men and their families are engulfed by the emotions surrounding an unexpected and horrendous death. Ethan, a respected professor of literature at a small New England college, is wracked by an obsession with revenge that threatens to tear his family apart. Dwight, a man at once fleeing his crime and hoping to get caught, wrestles with overwhelming guilt and his sense of obligation to his son. As these two men's lives unravel, RESERVATION ROAD moves to its startling conclusion. This is an astonishing tale of love and loss, rage and redemption, that is as suspenseful as it is emotionally compelling.

Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2007

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00170226
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307427465

Professional reviews

"Compelling and disturbing, RESERVATION ROAD is a chronicle of grief and reflection as the lives of two families are shattered by the death of a 10-year-old boy, killed in a hit-and-run accident. The boy's parents, Grace and Ethan, and his young sister, Emma, struggle with terrible guilt. No less affected is the driver who left the scene, Dwight, a self-deluded divorced father with a quick, violent temper. In a series of individual remembrances and interior monologues, Cassandra Campbell, Robertson Dean, and Arthur Morey give controlled performances that make the disintegration of lives all the more powerful by their restraint. Each actor delivers an audio gem, performing Schwartz's clean, clear prose in a manner that feels like poetry--lyrical, absorbing, and completely honest. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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