After Eli Audiobook, by Rebecca Rupp Play Audiobook Sample

After Eli Audiobook

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Read By: Todd Haberkorn Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469206691

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

22:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07:31 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

12:36 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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Publisher Description

When Daniel’s brother Eli is killed at war, Daniel considers the history of unusual fatalities to determine what makes a death—or a life—matter.

Some people die heroically, others accidentally. When Daniel Anderson’s older brother dies, he wonders which category Eli’s death falls into. In an attempt to understand, Danny creates a Book of the Dead—an old binder that he fills with details about dead people, how they died, and, most important, for what purpose. Time passes, and eventually Daniel is prompted to look up from his notebook of death and questions to make new friends and be swept into their imaginings. With gentle humor and genuine emotion, Rebecca Rupp examines the questions that arise following a profound loss and the moments that start life rolling again.

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"Daniel is a younger high school student, who is missing his brother who died in the Iraq War. This thoughtful story is on the quiet side, but seems very realistic without being maudlin. He realizes he needs to do what he wants to do, and not live his life for his parents (especially his father) or even his brother. Good for a wide age range - 6th - 12th graders, who will relate to the story."

— Penny (4 out of 5 stars)

After Eli Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.11764705882353 out of 54.11764705882353 out of 54.11764705882353 out of 54.11764705882353 out of 54.11764705882353 out of 5 (4.12)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Saw this just browsing the digital library catalog and loved it. Easy, quick read, but thoughtful and entertaining. It was really interesting to look at such a modern story of recovering from losing a family member to the war. The relationships in the book were well written and it didn't come across as fake or cheesy at all. "

    — Claire, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Danny's family is frozen with grief after his brother is killed by an IED in Iraq. During the course of a summer, Danny falls in love, discovers that he really likes the weird kid in his class and that he might want to be a farmer. Touching, frequently funny and filled with interesting people--especially the twin siblings of the love interest. "

    — Miriam, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I would have given this 3 1/2 stars--better than 3 but not quite 4. It would be a great book for a teenager to read, especially if they are struggling with the death of a friend or loved one. I did get choked up a few times, so that makes it a good book. "

    — Judy, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So powerful - a "must read"! "

    — pati, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome book. Definite recommend! Perfect, completely satisfying ending. Ah!!! "

    — Angee, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very touching. I could relate to losing your brother and the damage it does to the family left behind. The story was a bit disjointed. I'm not sure what the point really was to Isabelle and her family other than it was a loss when they left. Even so, worth the read. "

    — Dawn, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A touching story about an adolescent boy dealing with his brother's death. A quick read that touches upon a lot of life lessons. "

    — Summer, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " wonderful, sad, realistic book that deals beautifully with the loss of a loved one "

    — Linda, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love the twins. A great look at grief from the younger sibling's point of view. "

    — Juliet, 6/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Writing simple, straightforward and very effective. Emotional and insightful characterization. Skillful mix of the everyday life of a teenager and adjustment to unfortunate loss of a brother who had unique role in family. "

    — Lisa, 2/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Excellent novel about loss. Recommended. "

    — Mindy, 2/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Would love to get someone opinion on MG or YA for this one. Great story. Lots of research you could add to it: places, names, writers mentioned in book. Could also design Tshirt. Good school tie-ins. "

    — Kathy, 1/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read my review at Gator Book Chomp. "

    — Abbie, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great relationships and characters; tackles tough issues (brother's death in Iraq war, family denial) really well. "

    — Emily, 9/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Story of loss and recovery from the viewpoint of a young teen who lost his brother in Iraq. Mother has totally fallen apart and he is trying to find a way to move on with his life and forgive his brother. "

    — Rachel, 9/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The author was very creative in the way she structured this story. This made the book fun to read even though there are some sad elements. It's never too heavy or depressing for a juvenile fiction book. "

    — Debbie, 9/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think I had some disconnect with this book because I never really connected with the audiobook narrator. It wasn't that it was badly narrated, but just that I didn't think the voice fit the character as well as I would have liked. "

    — Abby, 8/31/2012

About Rebecca Rupp

Rebecca Rupp is the author of Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living, Journey to the Blue Moon, The Dragon of Lonely Island, and The Return of the Dragon. She lives in Swanton, Vermont.

About Todd Haberkorn

Emily Durante has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years and is also an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook director. She has been acting since the age of seven and has performed in a number of stage productions at the professional, collegiate, and regional levels.