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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 RosoffMeg Rosoff was born in Boston and moved to London in 1989. She spent fifteen years working in advertising before writing her first novel, How I Live Now, which has sold over one million copies in thirty-six territories. It won the Guardian Children’s fiction prize, the Printz prize, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and made into a film. Her subsequent five novels have been awarded or shortlisted for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. She lives in London with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is an actor and voice-over artist who earned his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. He has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, One Life to Live, Body of Proof, and The Bedford Diaries. As a voice actor he has worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading books by Brian Yansky and F. Paul Wilson, among others.