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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD TOW (Text) 35500006365371 Main Checked out 08/19/2022
Warroad Public Library BOOK-ON-CD TOW (Text) 35500006364564 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593452097
  • ISBN: 9780593452097
  • Physical Description: 13 audio discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note: Compact discs.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland, and Dion Graham.
Summary, etc.: "In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the working farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother is long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett intends to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the working farm have hidden in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles' third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling, while providing an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes."--Container.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
    *Starred Review* Award-winning narrator Edoardo Ballerini leads a stellar production of this beautifully written and absorbing story by the best-selling author of A Gentleman in Moscow (2016). Ballerini delivers a perfect performance with his versatile, silky voice, demonstrating that this latest gem from Towles is meant to be heard. Listeners follow 18-year-old Emmett Watson, who has just been released from a juvenile work farm in 1950s Nebraska. Emmett's plans to start anew in California with his eight-year-old brother, Billy, are derailed by fellow work-farm escapees who have stolen Emmett's car and money. The story is told from multiple points of view that change between third-person and first-person perspectives, which the narrators transition between seamlessly, creating different levels of intimacy for the listener. Ballerini masterfully brings to life Towles' complex characters, inviting listeners to explore their behavior and flaws while becoming emotionally invested. Of particular excellence is his rendition of Billy's innocence and intelligence. The other narrators, Marin Ireland and Dion Graham, provide spot-on portrayals of memorable supporting characters. Blending charm and heartbreak, this expansive and ambitious novel is one to savor. Fans of This Tender Land (2019), by William Kent Krueger, will find plenty to enjoy. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. The two novels have collectively sold more than four million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Towles lives  in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

Subject: Brothers Fiction
Convict labor Fiction
Ex-convicts Fiction
Escaped prisoners Fiction
Railroad travel Fiction
Nebraska Fiction
United States History 1953-1961 Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Topic Heading: Audiobooks, Unabridged.
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