The Lovely Bones

Author(s): Alice Sebold
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100019461
Released: Oct 01, 2009
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781607881346
Narrator/s: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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When we first meet fourteen year old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed things like that didn't happen.In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place where she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets.With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief: her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor, and they begin the difficult process of healing.This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching narrative about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

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Author(s): Alice Sebold
Product Number EB00280754
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316145725

Professional reviews

"It's an exceptional joy to hear an author read her own work, as the listener is privy to each pause and nuance of language that is intended. Alice Sebold's narration of her work is as touching and evocative as the novel itself. This exclusive edition also includes an introduction by Sebold, which includes insights on the novel's subject matter and source of inspiration. With this intimate knowledge, protagonist Susie Salmon becomes more real, and each heart-wrenching scene is more poignant. Sebold's presentation haunts the listener even when the story is done. As a bonus, a peek at her newest work, THE ALMOST MOON, entices the listener to mark it as a must-listen. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"