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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: Meg Rosoff Narrator: Alexander Cendese Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781511393089
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National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff's charming, hilarious new novel about a young New Yorker’s search for happiness and the two dogs who help him find it—the perfect summer read

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a Border Collie and a Cocker Spaniel have the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rosoff’s novel is for everyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] comic masterpiece.”


  • “Charming…A delightful literary romp.”

    USA Today

  • “Rosoff’s first adult novel hits all the right notes for those failing at being a grown-up.”

    Marie Claire (London)

  • “A charming comedy on love, friendship, and the surprising influence of man’s best friend.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “A screwball treat… [Jonathan] is a terrific romantic comic hero, the sort of endearingly flawed human character the late, great Nora Ephron might have created.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “A perfect listen for the carefree days of summer…Narrator Alexander Cendese augments the humor with his depiction of the perpetually conflicted twenty-something Jonathan as he tries to find contentment in work, love, and life in general. His strong characterizations of Meg Rosoff’s cast—canines and Homo sapiens alike—infuse them with authenticity, even when Rosoff is highlighting the absurdities in American society.”


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About the Author
Author Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff’s first novel, How I Live Now, won the Michael L. Printz Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Branford Boase Award for a First Novel. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal and is short listed for the Costa Award (formerly Whitbread). Born in Boston, she moved in 1989 to London, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is a New York based actor and narrator whose credits include roles on and Off-Broadway, in films, and on popular television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He holds a BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.