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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: David Arnold Narrator: Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780735287488
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The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. 

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.

It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.
This is a story about:
1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love.

Cast of Narrators:
"Vic" read by Michael Crouch
"Mad" read by Phoebe Strole
"Baz" read by Ryan Vincent Anderson

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gorgeous, insightful, big-hearted joy of a book.”

    Nicola Yoon, New York Times bestselling author

  • "[In] David Arnold’s follow-up to last year’s wonderful Mosquitoland…Arnold continues to show mastery in crafting relatable teens struggling with dark circumstances…They’re a highly enjoyable bunch of outsiders.”

    USA Today

  • “Funny, sweet, utterly heart-wrenching.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Funny and touching…Arnold has a talent for stringing together words in just the right, jumbled order. His sentences are arrows.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Luminous and deeply affecting…Beautifully written with compelling voices, evocative allusions and metaphors, and pithy aphorisms.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • “Narrator Michael Crouch’s portrayal shows the many facets of sixteen-year-old Vic’s sorrow…Phoebe Strole captures Mad’s strident tones and, gradually, the hidden vulnerability she bears from an abusive home…Interspersed in their alternating chapters are Ryan Vincent Anderson’s accented comments as Baz. Anderson’s deep, sonorous voice reflects Baz’s experiences and contrasts with the youthful timbres of Vic and Madeline.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of 2016
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
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About the Author

David Arnold is the author of the award-winning young-adult novel Mosquitoland. His previous jobs include freelance musician and producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community, and enjoys pesto, indie bookstores, and Middle-earth, among other things.

About the Narrators

Phoebe Strole is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning narrator who was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama. She has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening and in various films and television series, including Hamlet 2, 30 Rock, Glee, and Rescue Me.

Michael Crouch is an Audie Award–winning actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has also earned numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.