The Cement Garden

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Product Number: C2874
Released: Aug 29, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419308895
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
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One of the world's most acclaimed novelists, New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan has earned the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A tour de force of stunning power, The Cement Garden is a beautiful yet disturbing look at the psychology of childhood. After their parents die, four children are left alone in the family house. They are free to live however they choose-but they must preserve a terrible secret.

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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Genre: Mystery

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The Cement Garden
Product Number: BX00050572
Product Number:C2874
Product Number:Z11577

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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z11577
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501925214

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"The question is a familiar one: Are humans inherently good or bad? When left to his own devices, can a child form his own idea of morality? If so, what choices will he make? McEwan's novel can only be described as chillingly sinister as its drama unfolds. The young narrator, Jack, becomes the man of the house after his parents pass away, and, as a result, he and his sisters are free to do as they please. Steven Crossley smoothly offers an almost detached, nonchalant reading of this uncomfortably squirm-inducing novel; his offhand rendering of Jack's voice is simply perfect. Exposed to the horror of some of Jack's choices, the listener feels like a witness to a crime--one from which it is difficult to turn away. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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