An Expensive Education

Author(s): Nick McDonell
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: C6386
Released: Sep 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449809591
Narrator/s: Nick Cordero
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Nick McDonell found instant acclaim for his first novel, Twelve, which he wrote at age 17. Here McDonell pens a fascinating thriller that Publishers Weekly likens to "le CarrE's better works." American intelligence agent Mike Teak recently graduated from Harvard. His first assignment involves delivering supplies to Somalian freedom fighter Hatashil. But moments after the exchange, Hatashil's camp is destroyed, and Mike starts to suspect he was a pawn all along.


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An Expensive Education
Product Number: BX00000603
Product Number:C6386
Product Number:Z1341

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Author(s): Nick McDonell
Narrator(s): Nick Cordero
Product Number Z1341
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456114695
Author(s): Nick McDonell
Product Number EB00641497
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802199942

Professional reviews

"Nick Cordero gets to show off a couple of nifty foreign accents--one Scots and one African--in this spy novel, but regrettably those episodes are too brief to compensate for an otherwise lackluster performance. His delivery is earnest enough, but he doesn't sound interested in finding the crannies of characterization that would make McDonell's cast come alive. The novel raises the question of whether the leader of a group of Somalian freedom fighters is a hero or a monster as barbaric as his enemies. Those trying to discern answers are an American intelligence agent, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and an African national studying at Harvard who is left wondering who killed his family. If only Cordero had managed to breathe life into them. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"