The Mosquito Coast

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.05 hours)
Product Number: Z0497
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456130879
Narrator/s: David Aaron Baker
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This riveting tale from critically acclaimed author Paul Theroux inspired a powerful motion picture and is considered a modern masterpiece. Allie Fox is a brilliant inventor. He's also a deeply paranoid man who is disenchanted with American materialism and conformity. Abandoning his old life, he believes he can build a better existence for his family in the Honduran jungle. But Allie's utopian ideals are more easily imagined than realized, and soon his dark obsessions lead his family down an extremely angerous path.

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Author(s): Paul Theroux
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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The Mosquito Coast
Product Number: BX00038378
Product Number:Z0497
Product Number:CP575

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Author(s): Paul Theroux
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number CP575
Released: Nov 18, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449835392
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Author(s): Paul Theroux
Product Number EB00030943
Released: Jun 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780547525174

Professional reviews

"Scornful of the American way of life, particularly television, the educational system, fast foods, and pollution, Allie Fox gathers his wife and four children and spirits them away from their home in Massachusetts to build a "better life" in the jungles of Honduras. Narrator David Aaron Baker sounds precisely like a teenage boy who is observing the inexplicable behaviors of his father: careful to keep his censure to himself but wishing only to be ordinary. At first, things in their jungle haven go quite well, but Allie is incapable of compromise. When events take a disastrous turn, Charlie watches his father's megalomania turn to paranoia. Baker maintains the boy's innocence as he searches for reasons to continue his admiration of this difficult, delusional man. A must-listen. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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