The 10 PM Question

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN11568
Released: May 08, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781486205578
Narrator/s: Stig Wemyss
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons is a talented kid with a quirky family, a best friend named Gigs, and a voice of anxiety constantly nibbling in his head: Could that kidney-shaped spot on his chest be a galloping cancer? Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Has his cat, The Fat Controller, given them all worms? Only Ma, who never leaves home, takes Frankie' s worries seriously. But then, it is Ma who is the cause of the most troubling question of all, the one Frankie can never bring himself to ask. When a new girl arrives at school -- a daring free spirit with unavoidable questions of her own -- Frankie' s carefully guarded world begins to unravel, leading him to a painful confrontation with the ultimate 10 p.m. question. Deftly told with humor, poignancy, and an endearing cast of characters, The 10 P.M. Question will touch everyone who has ever felt set apart.

Author(s): Kate De Goldi

Professional reviews

"Frankie Parsons is not your average Kiwi kid. He's 12, but he frets--every disease is lurking, the cat could have worms, and the smoke alarm may be out of batteries. And his mother hasn't gone outside for years. Frankie's life begins to spin out of control when he meets Sydney, the new girl at school. Australian narrator Stig Wemyss gives a superb performance. His tone and enthusiasm maximize the humor and are pitch-perfect for voicing kids. Frankie and his cricket-mad best friend, Gigs, have their own invented language, which Wemyss makes believable and funny. Everyone inhabiting Frankie's world is a joy to hang out with, thanks to Wemyss, especially Frankie's crazy fat aunties who come to dinner twice a month. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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