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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (854 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate de Goldi Narrator: Stig Wemyss Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning New Zealand author Kate de Goldi has imbued her latest book with all the wisdom, humour and family chaos you could wish for.The 10pm Question is a novel that challenges any kind of age category and will appeal to pre-teen, teen and adult readers alike.

Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man, an apparently sensible, talented boy with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head: Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it? Is the Kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent queries. But it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions. So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parsons carefully controlled world.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jaq | 2/12/2014

    " clever story about the anxieties of a young boy - very sensitive portrayal of a pre-teen. i really like Kate de Goldi and think this was well written and poignant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 2/7/2014

    " A unusual and surprising book. It may be the first book I have read set in New Zealand and by a New Zealand author. It starts out as a so-so young adult novel (has that perkiness that I dislike in ya literature) I did think the author got a lot right about 12 year old boys and enjoyed that. Then, just before the half way point the entire book took a great leap and became a deep, serious book. The book explores how families do not talk about things - about important things. I don't want to elaborate because the reader is part of the "don't talk about things" situation. And, best of all, the author understands endings - how some things can be resolved and others not. She even has the characters talk about endings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/3/2014

    " A sweet, childlike book about a young boy dealing with some issues within his loving but very human family. De Goldi's writing style is very whimsical, and whimsy done right is my favorite thing to read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wendy | 1/31/2014

    " This book was difficult to follow--I was listening to the audio version, and it seemed to jump around in time quite a bit. I never reached a point where it just flowed, and continually had to jump back a track, which made the whole experience less than enjoyable. "

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