Heading Out to Wonderful

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100027030
Released: Jun 12, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611747645
Narrator/s: Norman Dietz
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Description

In 1948, a mysterious and charismatic man arrives in a small Virginia town carrying two suitcases-one contains his worldly possessions, the other is full of money. He soon inserts himself into the town's daily life, taking a job in the local butcher shop and befriending the owner and his wife and their son. But the passion that develops between the man and the wife of the town's wealthiest citizen sets in motion a series of events that not only upset the quiet town but threaten to destroy both him and the woman.

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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2012

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CD
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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number DD1778
Released: Jun 12, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611747638
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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Product Number EB00009143
Released: Jan 15, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: #9781616202729

Professional reviews

"With a slow pace that sounds like he's savoring each word, Norman Dietz tells the post-WWII story of Charlie Beale, a drifter who arrives in the sleepy town of Brownsburg, Virginia, and decides to stay. Although the townspeople are wary of strangers, Charlie wins them over--along with the local butcher, his wife, and his 5-year-old son, Sam. Dietz's calm style adds to the sensuous descriptions while still creating the feeling that something bad is going to happen. The listener, lulled by Dietz's tender voice, will feel the horror of the plot's climax as strongly as young Sam and the people of Brownsburg. M.M.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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