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3.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Mason Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781415936016
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From the bestselling author of The Piano Tuner, a stunning new novel about a young girl’s journey through a vast, unnamed country in search of her brother.

Raised in a remote village on the edge of a sugarcane plantation, fourteen-year-old Isabel was born with the gift and curse of “seeing farther.” When drought and war grip the backlands, her brother Isaias joins a great exodus to a teeming city in the south. Soon Isabel must follow, forsaking the only home she’s ever known, her sole consolation the thought of being with her brother again. But when she arrives, she discovers that Isaias has disappeared. Weeks and then months pass, until one day, armed only with her unshakable hope, she descends into the chaos of the city to find him.

Told with astonishing empathy, and strikingly visual, the story of Isabel’s quest—her dignity and determination, her deeply spiritual world—is a universal tale about the bonds of family and a sister’s love for her brother, about journeys and longing, survival and true heroism.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/3/2011

    " I wish there was a little bit more of a coherent plot with an ending that wasn't so anticlimactic, but the writing was absolutely beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 3/23/2011

    " Daniel Mason is the most talented young writer of our time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 3/13/2011

    " It held a pale light to The Piano Tuner, but was fascinating (if depressing) in its own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/18/2010

    " This seems to be my week to read about poverty. This man captures life from a girl's viewpoint better than most men. The personal female aspects he is unable to visualize apparently, but the story is rich and real. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amrit | 6/21/2010

    " I very, very rarely don't finish a book. I got about halve way and just gave up. The writing style wasn't bad, but the story wasn't that interested, slow paced, and dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/6/2010

    " Another beautifully written novel by Daniel Mason, though I admit I did like The Piano Tuner just a tad bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/1/2010

    " Not the knockout that was The Piano Tuner, but Mason still tells a tantalizing tale. His hide-the-ball style kept me guessing to the very last page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madrona310 | 3/27/2010

    " Couldn't get thru this one. Sad, slow....just didn't catch me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 1/14/2010

    " I liked his book Piano Tuner much more. This was dry and depressing. Still well written though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiah | 12/8/2009

    " A melancholy tale whose story is all too familiar through out the world. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel MasonDaniel Mason received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard in 1998 and spent a year studying malaria on the Thai and Myanmar border, where much of The Piano Tuner was written. He is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.
About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.