The Bridge Audiobook, by Bill Konigsberg Play Audiobook Sample

The Bridge Audiobook

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Read By: Marin Ireland Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781338691771

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29:13 minutes

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01:04 minutes

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13:23 minutes

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Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg.

Aaron and Tillie don't know each other, but they are both feeling suicidal, and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Aaron is a gay misfit struggling with depression and loneliness. Tillie isn't sure what her problem is -- only that she will never be good enough.On the bridge, there are four things that could happen:Aaron jumps and Tillie doesn't.Tillie jumps and Aaron doesn't.They both jump.Neither of them jumps.Or maybe all four things happen, in this astonishing and insightful novel from Bill Konigsberg.

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“Aaron and Tillie are two depressed teens whose shared story plays out in four different scenarios, all narrated by Marin Ireland in a moving performance…Ireland excels in particular in her narration of Aaron’s manic episode, in which she employs mania’s signature fast-paced, intense speech. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Konigsberg’s novel, at its heart, is about finding a way through the worst moments, with treatment and support systems.”

    — New York TImes Book Review
  • “Konigsberg, a suicide survivor aiming for ‘a complete discussion of suicide,’ per an author’s note…Konigsberg’s approach underscores depression’s coercive power and the gifts of human connection.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “This book handles mental health and suicide well and offers readers a realistic look at how one’s choices impact others.”

    — School Library Journal
  • “Drawing from personal experience, Konigsberg’s portrayal of depression is raw, honest, and nuanced…A heartbreaking bridge into depression supported by a strong foundation of hope.”

    — Kirkus Reviews


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About Bill Konigsberg

Bill Konigsberg is the author of Openly Straight, which won several awards, including the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list. His The Porcupine of Truth won the Stonewall Book Award and was named a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, and Out of the Pocket won the Lambda Literary Award.

About Marin Ireland

Marin Ireland is a voice artist who has won five Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration in 2020. She is an award-winning actress known for her starring role in the Broadway show Reasons to Be Pretty, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She has appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows and television series, including Homeland, Unforgettable, The Killing, The Following, and others.