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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

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Publisher Comments:

This mesmerizing debut, uncannily uniting the trials of a postmodern upbringing with a murder mystery, heralds the arrival of a vibrant new voice in literary fiction.

Review:

"'Pessl's showy (often too showy) debut novel, littered as it is with literary references and obscure citations, would seem to make an unlikely candidate for a successful audiobook. Yet actor and singer Emily Janice Card (a North Carolina native like the author) has a ball with Pessl's knotty, digressive prose, eating up Pessl's array of voices, impressions and asides like an ice-cream sundae. Card reads as if she is composing the book as she goes along, with a palpable sense of enjoyment present in almost every line reading. Her girlish voice, immature but knowing, is the perfect sound for Pessl's protagonist and narrator Blue van Meer, wise beyond her years even as she stumbles through a disastrous final year of high school. Card brings out the best in Pessl's novel and papers over its weak spots as ably as she can. Simultaneous release with the Penguin paperback (Reviews, May 22, 2006) (May)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143142096
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Humorous
Read:
Card, Janice
Author:
Pessl, Marisha
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
High schools
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20070510
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
22
Dimensions:
5.84x5.28x2.15 in. .99 lbs.
Media Run Time:
320
Age Level:
from 18

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics
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Product details 22 pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143142096 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Pessl's showy (often too showy) debut novel, littered as it is with literary references and obscure citations, would seem to make an unlikely candidate for a successful audiobook. Yet actor and singer Emily Janice Card (a North Carolina native like the author) has a ball with Pessl's knotty, digressive prose, eating up Pessl's array of voices, impressions and asides like an ice-cream sundae. Card reads as if she is composing the book as she goes along, with a palpable sense of enjoyment present in almost every line reading. Her girlish voice, immature but knowing, is the perfect sound for Pessl's protagonist and narrator Blue van Meer, wise beyond her years even as she stumbles through a disastrous final year of high school. Card brings out the best in Pessl's novel and papers over its weak spots as ably as she can. Simultaneous release with the Penguin paperback (Reviews, May 22, 2006) (May)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
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