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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Léna Roy Narrator: Cynthia Holloway, Ryan Gesell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780307746887
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After his mother dies and his father begins drinking again, Luke decides to leave New York City.  Though he’s just sixteen, he finds a job and friends in fantastic, otherworldly Moab, Utah—the last place his family was happy together.

Back in New York, eighteen-year-old Ava finally admits she has a drinking problem. But life doesn’t automatically get easier when she joins Alcoholics Anonymous.

When circumstances—or fate—bring Ava to Moab as well, she and Luke both must figure out how to heal their families and themselves.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/19/2014

    " Picked this up at a dollar store and was nicely surprised. Unique and with an entire cast of compelling characters. A great YA first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess Mortensen | 2/11/2014

    " Great story. A young adult novel. Lots of AA language. Narration switches between two characters. Boy - left NY when dad started drinking again after mom killed in car accident. Ended up in Utah at youth hostel. Girl - left for school in NY and became alcoholic. 60 days sober. They connect - her parents run the youth hostel. Neat read. Recommended to Emily Hanson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Baldwin | 2/10/2014

    " I originally started Edges by listening to the audio book which I won through a blog contest. It was initially hard for me to engage but I think that was primarily due to the recording and the voices that read it. About 1/3 of the way through I picked up a written copy and was immediately hooked. The characters were fleshed out nicely and I loved the contrast between the adolescents and the adults as far as their perceptions and reactions to challenges that came while still keeping the all perspectives real and honest. And I have to say, while I've always been intrigued with New York I now have a new desire to visit Moab, Utah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha Geary | 2/6/2014

    " Edges is a beautiful book. I inhaled it. Then I savored it. I am reading it for the third time since I got it for Christmas. I love how the narratives intertwine. Everyone is connected--thus everyone is important. The characters are too real at times, reminding me of friends in real life. Ava and Luke are just trying to figure out who they are and what they should become. Aren't we all? I love the bold discussion of addiction and recovery. The description isn't trite or too simple. Mostly I love that each character is trying to find a community, a family, a place in the world. Speaking of places--New York City and Moab are so richly described that the places become characters themselves. We all have an AA meeting and a Moonflower Motel in our lives. Places we go to engage with reality and to commune with identity. Critics have questions the use of mysticism in the book--don't be discouraged. The treatment is not heavy handed. It is beautiful--all embroidered into the rich tapestry of the narrative. Cinnamon Sprite and her lucid dreams are some of the richest and brightest parts of the book. Go read it. I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Léna Roy | 1/22/2014

    " Okay, I'm biased! EDGES took years of simmering, brewing and taste-testing, making the characters as real to me as I hope they are to the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Jones | 1/19/2014

    " An important story for our times -- reflecting the struggle and exhilaration (especially of young people) of being human and fully alive in these amazing times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/9/2014

    " This one was by no means "fantasic!" but there was something about it, something almost spiritual (could it be the setting???) that appealed to the wanna be yogini in me? (Probably 'cuz pitching it all & embarking on an ashram is starting to sound better 'n better...) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthann | 12/10/2013

    " I had high hopes of liking this book, as it is written by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter. Perhaps my expectations were too high, or maybe it was just the wrong timing for me but I couldn't really get into it. I look forward to seeing what other people think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 12/9/2013

    " I have no idea what was happening in this book or what point the author was trying to make about connections when she kept throwing in weird poems and bear mysticism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryanne/MA | 10/8/2013

    " I really liked the writing, but felt like the story needed something more. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. It's a book I keep thinking about, even though I've finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Anne | 9/20/2013

    " I liked most of the story but only give the book 3 stars in protest of the "f" word. Ugh! YA does not require crude language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassi | 7/30/2013

    " Amazing book, really made me think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 6/10/2013

    " There just wasn't much about this book to make it anything special. It has a very simple plot without much real character development. I could tell the author was trying to pull in little earthy things and without any backing. Predictable, a little weird and no climax. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 2/20/2013

    " A wonderful first book by an up-and-coming novelist who tackles tough subjects with grace and sensitivity. I look forward to reading more of her work. A must-read for lovers of realistic fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 11/18/2012

    " A worthwhile story bogged down by slow movement and hindered by an unrealized magical component. Good, fine, okay. Not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 5/21/2012

    " soulful, true and powerful- one of my favorites of the year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica | 4/7/2011

    " This book was simple. The characters were relatable. The story was short. It was an easy read. I liked it, I wish it would've been longer. It begs to be longer. But I do like the book, overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 3/20/2011

    " A worthwhile story bogged down by slow movement and hindered by an unrealized magical component. Good, fine, okay. Not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/23/2011

    " This one was by no means "fantasic!" but there was something about it, something almost spiritual (could it be the setting???) that appealed to the wanna be yogini in me? (Probably 'cuz pitching it all & embarking on an ashram is starting to sound better 'n better...) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/26/2010

    " Read for professional review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Léna | 9/23/2010

    " Okay, I'm biased! EDGES took years of simmering, brewing and taste-testing, making the characters as real to me as I hope they are to the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 9/20/2010

    " soulful, true and powerful- one of my favorites of the year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 9/19/2010

    " A wonderful first book by an up-and-coming novelist who tackles tough subjects with grace and sensitivity. I look forward to reading more of her work. A must-read for lovers of realistic fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryanne/MA | 9/16/2010

    " I really liked the writing, but felt like the story needed something more. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. It's a book I keep thinking about, even though I've finished it. "

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About the Narrators

Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, has performed on stage, in film and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has given her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks.

Ryan Gesell is a film, television, and voice actor, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His film credits include Crossing Over and A Perfect Getaway, and his television appearances include The Shield, Prison Break, Seventh Heaven, Passions, Boy Meets World, and numerous others. He has also appeared in a number of commercials and public service announcements, as well as Internet shorts and webisodes.