Joe Quinn's Poltergeist

CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD46805
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974972265
Narrator/s: Malcom Hamilton
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There's a poltergeist in Joe Quinn's house, and Davie is determined to discover its source in this lively, hopeful graphic storybook from David Almond and Dave McKean. Joe Quinn has been telling everyone about the poltergeist in his house, but no one believes him. No one, that is, except Davie. Davie's felt the inexplicable presence in the Quinns' house and seen random objects fly through the air. And there's something else . . . a memory of Davie's beloved sister and a feeling deep down that it might just be possible for ghosts to exist. Full of thoughts of hauntings and grief and God, Davie hovers on a precipice of uncertainty and possibility, a space that storyteller David Almond occupies comfortably and returns to again and again - here paired once more with the dynamic, dreamlike mixed-media art of Dave McKean.

Professional reviews

"Narrator Malcolm Hamilton adeptly matches his delivery to this graphic novel's dark mood. Davie is a somber teen who is invited by the jocular Joe Quinn to experience the outbursts of the poltergeist that haunts his home. Listeners will need an ear tuned for this production's accent and uncommon words from the north of England. In a soft but sardonic tenor, Hamilton conveys Davie's obvious dislike for Joe Quinn, his lingering grief over his sister's death, and his disdain for religion. When Father Kelly is invited to experience the spirit, the listener discovers his fondness for drink. Hamilton slurs his words as the priest confides his own religious misgivings. Hamilton reveals Davie's gentler nature when he converses affectionately with his mother. Davie ponders life, death, and the afterlife in this affecting story. L.T. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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