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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Peter Blatty Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781400188680
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It’s okay to love me, Joey. But don’t be in love with me.

New York, 1941. Joey El Bueno is just a smart-aleck kid, confounding the nuns and bullies at St. Stephen’s School on East 28th Street, when he first meets Jane Bent, a freckle-faced girl with red pigtails and yellow smiley-face barrettes, who seems to know him better than he knows himself. A magical afternoon at the movies, watching Carey Grant in Gunga Din, is the beginning of a puzzling friendship that soon leaves Joey baffled and bewildered.

Jane is like nobody he has ever met. She comes and goes at will, nobody else seems to have heard of her, and is it true that she once levitated six feet off the ground at the refreshment counter of the old Superior movie house on Third Avenue? Joey, an avid reader of pulp magazines and comic books, is no stranger to amazing stories, but Jane is a bewitching enigma that keeps him guessing for the rest of his life—until, finally, it all makes sense.

Rich with the warmth of a bygone era, Crazy captures both the giddy craziness of youth and the sublime possibilities of existence.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NerdGirl | 5/2/2011

    " Short and sweet, but I guess the ending way to quickly.

    Also loved the Gunga Din and The Temple of Gold reference. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Glenda | 4/28/2011

    " I picked this up on the new shelf at the library. It was true to the title--crazy. Maybe (I don't know) the end made it worth the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 4/17/2011

    " Could easily have been a good book, in the hands of an author who understands what the word subtle means. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louise | 3/31/2011

    " Although it's only a short book, I didn't think it was worth finishing. Very dis-jointed.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/23/2011

    " This is the only book that I have ever experienced tears followed by laughter in the last few pages. There's depth if you want it, but at the same time, it's a very sweet story with a lot of humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/22/2011

    " It was all over the place. It did not keep my interest at all. I thought that the characters were not believable and for a short book it took me forever to get through because I was bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/14/2011

    " The book was hard to get into but it being such a short book I read it through anyways. The whole Jane situation I found predictable. Once she said, "you can love me but not fall in love with me" was pretty much a dead giveaway for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2011

    " Tough to get through and really understand. The ending makes it worth it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/17/2011

    " I just couldn't finish this. I felt it was disjointed and the story was not very compelling to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/6/2011

    " An interesting book about an old man who got to do it over again without realizing it until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/24/2010

    " Clever, but too slim to have any real impact. "

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About the Author
Author William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty is a writer and filmmaker. The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his magnum opus; he also penned the subsequent screenplay, for which he won an Academy Award. His most recent works include the novels Elsewhere, Dimiter, and Crazy.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.