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Author: Katherine Marsh Narrator: Andrew Rannells Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jack Perdu Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047838
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A stunning debut adventure through the ghostly underworld of New York City.

Format: 4 CDs, Unabridged

Jack Perdu, a shy, ninth grade classics prodigy, lives with his father at Yale University. When he suffers a near fatal accident, Jack's father sends him to see a mysterious doctor in New York City--a place Jack hasn't been since his mother died there eight years ago. In New York, Jack meets a girl named Euri who leads him into the city's Underworld, a place where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on. This, Jack believes, is a chance to see his mother again. But as secrets about Euri's past are revealed, so are the true reasons for Jack's visit to the Underworld.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mixing numerous references to mythology and classical literature with deft touches of humor and extensive historical references…this intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss, and closure.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Happily, the audio is anchored by the skillful reading of Andrew Rannels, who portrays Jack with various appropriate emotions…Rannels’ narrative pace quickens with Jack’s desperation to find his dead mother and to release Euri, his deceased companion and guide, from the world of death.”


  • “Rannels expertly guides listeners with a well-timed performance, convincing characters representations, and an easy reading style…and [he] masterfully portrays the characters in dialects ranging from Irish to New York.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “A literate and luminous retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in the underworld of New York City…The novel combines classical references to Ovid’s Metamorphoses with fascinating details about New York City history and landmarks in a way that is engaging and often humorous. The conclusion of the novel is poignant but inevitable to those familiar with the story on which it is based.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Both Jack and readers will simultaneously unravel the mystery surrounding the author’s surreal setting as he learns how to enter and exit this supernatural world. Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery

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About the Author

Katherine Marsh was formerly the managing editor of the New Republic, senior editor at Washington City Paper, and contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. Her books have been featured and praised in USA Today, New York magazine, the New York Times, and Washingtonian. She has written two other young adult novels, The Night Tourist and The Twilight Prisoner. Universal Studios optioned The Night Tourist, which also won the Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery.

About the Narrator

Andrew Rannells is an actor, singer, and performer best known for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon and playing Elijah Krantz in HBO’s “Girls.” A Tony and Drama Desk nominee and Grammy winner, he has also played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, King George III in Hamilton, and Whizzer in Falsettos, and will soon star in the 2018 Broadway revival of The Boys in The Band. On the small screen, he has appeared in “The New Normal” and “The Nick,” and will soon appear in “The Romanoffs.” Rannells’s film credits include Why Him?, The Intern, and Sex and the City 2, and his writing has been published in the New York Times “Modern Love” column. This is his first book.