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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,764 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter S. Beagle Narrator: Peter S. Beagle Publisher: Conlan Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the unabridged audiobook of Peter S. Beagle's classic fantasy novel, read by the author. It was recorded at MondoMedia Studios in San Francisco by Jim Lively, and co-produced by Connor Cochran and Jim Lively.

For 19 years, Jonathan Rebeck has hidden from the world within the confines of the Bronx's enormous Yorkchester Cemetery, making an abandoned mausoleum his secret home. His life is not an empty one. He can speak with the newly dead - as they pass from life to wherever spirits truly go - providing comfort, an ear, understanding, and even the occasional game of chess. But now Mr. Rebeck's reclusive existence is changing, disrupted by events and emotions beyond his control. An impossible love has blossomed between two ghosts, and his own secrets have been pierced by a living woman whose heart cries out for resurrection. Helped along by a cynical talking raven and a mysterious Cuban guard, Campos, these four souls must learn the true difference between life and death, and make choices that really are forever.

Told with an elegiac wisdom, Peter S. Beagle's first novel is a timeless work of fantasy, imbued with hope and wonder, sorrow and joy, and a surprising sense of humor. This updated edition contains the author's final revisions, and stands as the definitive version of an enduring modern classic.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie Cortesi | 2/20/2014

    " Ok, so this book was enjoyable, but I was about to give it a 3 star review. It's a very mellow book, but it does have it's moments and some great quotes. Then I hit chapter 10 and wow. This is a romantic's dream. I almost wanted to weep for the words that Beagle displayed on these pages. I wanted a pen so I could underline each single word in bold lines. I wanted to savor each and every word and I wanted to believe in love again. A love that can being life back to the dead and inspire the living to live! Wow. I am so glad I stuck with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rob Kurtz | 2/20/2014

    " This is an astounding book even before you learn that it was written before Peter was 20. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maryann | 2/5/2014

    " Dead people in love, a talking crow and a man who hides from his past by living in a cemetery - what could be better? It's funny, it's sad, it's bittersweet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/16/2014

    " This novel of "love and last chances" will remind readers a bit of the more recent Neil Gaiman book GRAVEYARD BOOK. There's true emotion here that anchors the fantasy and makes it real. "

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