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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Collins Honenberger Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781455897179
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A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious fifteen-year-old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye. Deriving inspiration from J. D. Salinger’s narrative, Daniel Landon begins to question the intentions and authority of those around him in his own search for identity in the face of death. Tired of his cramped surroundings and parents’ alternative approaches to his treatment, he follows the footsteps of Holden Caulfield to New York City in search of the same eternal truths, only to discover the importance of home. A coming-of-age story, a love story, and a new classic, Catcher, Caught will engage the imagination of more than one generation searching for lasting values.

“Honenberger skillfully crafts her coming-of-age-at-the-end-of-life tale, balancing the pull between typical teen issues and major life decisions with subtlety and compassion.” —Booklist

“Brave, compassionate, patient, and funny…This novel will stick in my memory for a long, long time.” —George Singleton, author of The Half-Mammals of Dixie

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The narrator’s engaging voice and his quirky family make this a poignant story for young adults and for adults who have forgotten what it’s like to be a teenager.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Honenberger skillfully crafts her coming-of-age-at-the-end-of-life tale, balancing the pull between typical teen issues and major life decisions with subtlety and compassion.”

    Booklist

  • “Brave, compassionate, patient, and funny…This novel will stick in my memory for a long, long time.”

    George Singleton, author of The Half-Mammals of Dixie

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/13/2014

    " Loved it at first, but it started to drag pretty bad for me in the middle. The ending was redeeming, so overall I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 2/3/2014

    " daniel landon has leukemia in this young adult novel. his hippie parent eschew regular doctors in favor of some strange alternative herbalist. danial is quite taken with holden caulfield (catcher in the rye) and identifies with him. daniel finds love, experiments with drugs and has a teen age boy summer experience albeit a strange one. living on a houseboat i could not help but think of all of the health hazards associated with his living conditions and his illness. did not ring totally true for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathe Olson | 1/28/2014

    " YA novel about a teen boy, Daniel, who has Leukemia and identifies strongly with Holden from The Catcher in the Rye. Among the many story lines are his parents not wanting to give him conventional medical treatments and being prosecuted for it, Daniel's first love and sexual experience, and a best friend with a drug problem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda B | 1/22/2014

    " Loved the book...Daniel is the real deal...at times I forgot he was ill! Funny, poinant and great for YA and Adults! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/5/2014

    " Check my blog beginning of January for review as this is an ARC.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Gennusa-O'Connell | 1/5/2014

    " Truly unique story written in a 15 year old boys voice, purposely done a la Holden Caufield style. For anyone who loved Cather in the Rye and/or identifies with Holden...this is a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 12/28/2013

    " My frustration with the parents for refusing medical treatment for their son, colored my view of this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brandi Johnson | 12/17/2013

    " I hated this book. I'm so mad I wasted so much time & kept reading until the end. Nothing happened, at all, for the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 12/2/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The author gets the tone of the teenage protagonist right. I like the way Daniel relates to Holden Caulfield - it makes me want to reread Catcher in the Rye, which is sadly not available as an ebook. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Burton | 10/6/2013

    " This book was okay, a little disappointed in the ending. It definitely got better towards the end of the book, and picked up a lot faster. The ending just didn't wow me or surprise me at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Wisdom | 9/10/2013

    " As a longtime lover of The Catcher in the Rye, I came to this book with high aspirations, but it never quite lived up to what I had hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudine | 7/17/2013

    " It was ok. Impulse buy from my husband on the Kindle account. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tfalcone | 5/8/2013

    " I liked the characters of Daniel and his older brother joe, but really struggled with the Hippy parents making crazy decissions based on some imagined spiritual beliefs. Fine if you want to do that with your life, but maybe not use your child as a guinea pig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 4/1/2013

    " This book was just okay. I wonder if I would have liked it more if I read Catcher in the Rye more recently. It might be worth recommending to students who really enjoyed Salinger's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 2/7/2013

    " Interesting book about a high school age kid dealing with the fact that he is dying and how he interacts with his family and friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/4/2013

    " It was okay - it dragged for a while and then ended just as it started to get good again. I liked the parallels to Catcher In the Rye, which I really like, but I just wasn't satisfied with it as a whole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/6/2013

    " An easy read, and a good story. It's narrated by a 16 year old boy, so be forewarned, there is some questionable content. If you liked "Catcher in the Rye", this would be a good read for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/23/2012

    " A 15-yr-old who has been diagnosed with leukemia reacts to The Catcher in the Rye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haileycp | 11/29/2012

    " Sarah Collins Honenberger will be reading from this novel at Fall for the Book in September. I won a free copy. "

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About the Author
Catcher, Caught, Sarah Collins Honenberger’s third novel, was inspired by her desire to reconnect today’s teenagers with the voice of J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. She does this through a narrative based on the true life story of a teenage boy suffering from leukemia whose parents refuse to allow him to receive traditional treatment. After penning Catcher, Caught, Honenberger fought her own personal battle with an aggressive cancer. Now in remission, she continues to write about families in crisis from her Virginia river house.
About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.