Citrus County

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Product Number: CV101
Released: May 03, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449856854
Narrator/s: T. Ryder Smith
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John Brandon has quickly become a critical darling thanks to his evocative prose and recognizable, yet quirky, characters. Citrus County introduces teenaged Shelby Register and her offbeat family. Moving to the swampy Citrus County region of Florida, Shelby is quickly confronted by life's challenges and possibilities. "A great story in great prose, a story that keeps you turning pages even as you want to slow to savor them, full of characters who are real because they are so unlikely."-New York Times Book Review


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Citrus County
Product Number: BX00001443
Product Number:CV101
Product Number:Z04392

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Author(s): John Brandon
Narrator(s): T. Ryder Smith
Product Number Z04392
Released: Sep 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461832881

Professional reviews

"Middle school students Toby and Shelby are attracted by their opposite natures. Their teacher, Mr. Hebma, seeks relief from what he sees as a life of boredom through violence. A random act of desperation brings the three of them together. Narrator T. Ryder Smith captures the torpid nature of life in rural Florida, with its sun-bleached blandness and mind-numbing routine. He also finds the nuggets of fire in these struggling souls, imparting energy and depth that belie each main character's flatness of aspect. Brandon's text and Smith's narration resist the temptation to go where the listener expects the story to lead. Instead, they offer fresh directions that make this book linger in the mind after its closing credits. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"