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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Bowler Narrator: Christina Moor Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies.

Jess is training to be a long-distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there - one that is also affecting Grandpa's painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do?

Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Realrabbitto | 2/2/2014

    " it was the story of dream, wish, love. very warm tale. i wanted to have the time to think of me. myself, and my family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 1/30/2014

    " It was kinda confusing but I figured mostly everything out at the end. It was kinda slow throughout the book too though. But overall I really liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Na He Jeon | 1/29/2014

    " I don't know. I know there is a lot of praise for this book, but I did not enjoy a single moment of the reading. The story is very static, and the descriptions are plainly boring. It was one of those books I had to read on with patience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by flajol | 1/19/2014

    " This book had such a big impact on me - I was sobbing by the end, and the same happened when I re-read it a few years later. I think it's because I read it so soon after my Nanna died, so it just hit me in the right place at the right time. In a helpful way. "

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