The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Author(s): Liz Jensen
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: CP082
Released: Jan 26, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419316692
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Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself, miraculously alive but deep in a coma, arrives at Dr. Pascal Dannachet's celebrated coma clinic...Full of astonishing twists and turns, this is a masterful tale of the secrets the human mind can hide.


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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
Product Number: BX00038380
Product Number:CP082
Product Number:Z09840

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Author(s): Liz Jensen
Product Number Z09840
Released: Oct 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490658056
Author(s): Liz Jensen
Product Number EB00636155
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: #9781596918153

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"Louis Drax is an unusual 9-year-old boy. Called "wacko boy" at school and having survived several near deadly challenges, including cot death, food poisoning, and electrocution, he is determined never to make his mother cry. While on a picnic, Louis falls from a cliff and nearly drowns, surviving only in a coma. Dr. Pascal Dannachet attempts to waken Louis and in the process becomes embroiled in the secrets of the Drax family. Jeff Woodman is wonderful. As Louis he sounds like a difficult and uncertain child. Gerard Doyle's rich tones expertly portray Dr. Dannachet's confusion, fear, and pity. This unconventional psychological thriller with brilliant performances from both narrators will leave you lost in thought for some time. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"