600 Hours of Edward

Author(s): Craig Lancaster
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN2546
Released: Aug 14, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469227504
Narrator/s: Luke Daniels
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Edward Stanton is a 39-year-old with Asperger's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder who tracks his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refuses to start his therapy sessions even one minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watches exactly one episode of Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.). When 9-year-old Kyle and his mother move in across the street, Edward's timetable is upended, and for an exhilarating 600 hours, he opens his door to new neighbors and new problems. The solace of friendship, however, comes with risks - heartache, uncertainty, and change. Ultimately, Edward must decide whether to remain in his rigid, solitary world or embrace the beautiful vagaries of the heart

Professional reviews

"Narrator Luke Daniels gives a compelling performance as Edward, a 39-year-old man with obsessive-compulsive disorder and Asperger's syndrome. The story details the 600 hours that change Edward's life forever, breaking him out of his inflexible routine and opening his heart to new people and experiences. Daniels's portrayal of Edward is, wisely, straightforward and unaffected, making it easy for the listener to identify with the man's challenges. Daniels gives thoughtful, spot-on performances of every character: Edward's overbearing father, his comforting therapist, his damaged new neighbor, and her young son. Each voice adds dimension and emotion as Edward's touching story unfolds, making listeners laugh, cry, and perhaps feel a little tender towards those who are different. M.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"