The Absolute Value of Mike

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Released: Jun 09, 2011
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Kathryn Erskine won the National Book Award for her mesmerizing novel Mockingbird. In The Absolute Value of Mike, a young man grows up during an unlikely adventure. Despite his best efforts, Mike has a hard time communicating with his calculus-loving father-and having a math learning disability certainly doesn't help. But when Mike is sent to Pennsylvania to work on an engineering project, the young man learns valuable lessons from the colorful characters he meets.

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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Noah Galvin
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Noah Galvin
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
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Publisher: Puffin Books
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Noah Galvin
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ISBN: #9781461819820
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Noah Galvin
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
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"Noah Galvin's performance enhances this clever novel in every detail, making even the chapter titles come to life. Each chapter is named for a mathematical concept and highlights Mike's struggle against the expectation that he excel mathematically, like his brilliant father. He doesn't. Over a summer Mike discovers his own strengths when everyone he meets seems to be dealing with grief, and none too well. Galvin renders these characters with tender quirkiness, using slight shifts in pitch and speech patterns. Mike's angst and the ramblings of eccentric Great-Aunt Moe are balanced with subtle silences. Galvin's lively use of inflection imbues the dialogue with a sense of candid immediacy, making the listener feel right there with Mike and the crazy residents of "Do-Over," Pennsylvania. A.M.P. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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