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Download Checker and The Derailleurs Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lionel Shriver Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beautiful and charismatic,19-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love.

The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell. But when another drummer, Eaton Striker, hears the prodigy play, he is pulled inexorably into Checker's orbit by a powerful combination of envy and admiration. Soon The Derailleurs, too, are torn apart by latent jealousies that Eaton does his utmost to bring alive. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by M.Y. | 4/27/2013

    " Begin with this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon | 9/16/2012

    " I first read this book 16 years ago and it blew my mind. I still read it every year or so because it's still as good every time. The descriptions are lush without being mawkish and the characters are very well drawn. And if you want some subtle 80s culture and music references, you'll love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Federico Sendel | 6/17/2009

    " I enjoyed the book, but I had high expectations after reading two other Shriver books (We need to talk about Kevin and The Female of the Species). I still recommend it but the other two I have read so far are better reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Fernando | 2/22/2008

    " It's far less interesting than Shriver's other books, but still worth reading. "

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