Download At the Edge of the Universe Audiobook

At the Edge of the Universe Audiobook, by Shaun David Hutchinson Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson Narrator: Gibson Frazier Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781508234135
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $23.99 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories.

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.

More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.

Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.

When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.

But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back. Download and start listening now!

c5oi

Quotes & Awards

  • “An earthy, existential coming-of-age gem.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Uses a science-fiction overlay to explore important topics, including self-mutilation, gender identity, and child abuse…The conceit also works as a powerful parable for victimization.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Hutchinson’s excellent novel of ideas invites readers to wonder about their place in a world that often seems uncaring and meaningless. The novel is never didactic; on the contrary, it is unfailingly dramatic and crackling with characters who become real upon the page.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This smartly written, profound look at the wells of human despair will stay with readers.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Gibson Frazier gives a sober narration of this story…Frazier’s serious tone matches Ozzie’s grief and growing bewilderment…[and] Frazier creates subtly different voices for secondary characters.”

    AudioFile

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, which won the Florida Book Awards’ Gold Medal in the Young Adult category and was named to the ALA’s 2015 Rainbow Book List; the anthology Violent Ends, which received a starred review from VOYA; and We Are the Ants, which received five starred reviews and was named a best book of January 2016 by Amazon.com, Kobo.com, Publishers Weekly, and iBooks.

About the Narrator

Gibson Frazier is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has performed with such distinguished off-Broadway theater companies as the Civilians, Les Freres Corbusier, the Vineyard, the Cherry Lane, New Georges, the Foundry, and Clubbed Thumb. He is a founding member of the Los Angeles–based theater company Buffalo Nights. He has been named as one of the Village Voice’s favorite actors.