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Author: Hollis Seamon Narrator: Noah Galvin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781622312115
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Dying of cancer in a hospice, 17-year-old prankster Richard has big plans for his final days. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Each character is vividly drawn, with a sharp, memorable voice that readers will love and remember…A fresh, inspiring story.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Heartfelt…The language is raw and even profane at times, but hardly inappropriate given the circumstances…This novel is respectful of its serious subject matter, yet is an entertaining and heartening read.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A tender, insightful, and unsentimental look at two teens in extremis. It brings light to a very dark place and, in so doing, does its readers a generous service.”


  • “Readers will alternate between shaking their heads at his self-centeredness, laughing at his smart mouth, and reaching for tissues as Richard really learns what it means to grow up…Emotions are raw and painful, but the story is a powerful and life-affirming look at what it means to grow up as your life is ending.”


  • “Galvin’s narration captures the novel’s conversational, storytelling style and creates a compelling, unsentimental listening experience.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Narrator Noah Galvin doesn’t hold back on Richie’s dark, sarcastic tone, especially as he sneers at the sappy harpist whose music ‘seems a bit premature,’ especially for dying teenagers like him and Sylvie. When fifteen-year-old Sylvie tells him she doesn’t want to die a virgin, a smile hovers in Galvin’s voice as Richie realizes it’s never too late to turn into the popular guy and life is ‘all about surprises.’ Galvin also portrays the tender Sylvie and the nurses who care and grieve for the dying, but they form an emotional backdrop. Galvin keeps Richie in the foreground, noting his wonder, and anger, with heartbreaking intensity. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Selected for the Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of YA Books for April 2014
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Hollis Seamon is a recipient of a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and also teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Noah Galvin has performed in numerous regional and off-Broadway plays, including performances in Yosemite, Treasure Island, Our Town, and Broadway Kids. Also a narrator, he has read books by Stephen Chbosky and Matthew Quick, among others.