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Author: Gabrielle Zevin Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781622313549
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With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A.J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children's books, howev Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Zevin is a deft writer, clever and witty, and her affection for the book business is obvious.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Filled with interesting characters, a deep knowledge of bookselling, wonderful critiques of classic titles, and very funny depictions of book clubs and author events, this will prove irresistible to book lovers everywhere.”


  • “Sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining . . . A likable literary love story about selling books and finding love.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory

    Eowyn Ivey, author of Snow Child

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us what saves us all from a life of loneliness and isolation: our sense of empathy; our ability to love and be loved; our willingness to care and be cared for. Gabrielle Zevin has written a wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.”

    Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An NPR bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • Selected for the April 2014 Indie Next List
  • Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, April 2014
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2014
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014
  • An April 2014 LibraryReads Pick
  • A 2014 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Chap | 3/20/2017

    " I thought I would try something a bit different than what I usually listen to. I like historical fiction. You know, Bernanrd Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and that type of stuff. I came upon this due to the AudioBookstore site itself and thought, why not. I'm glad I did. This was thoroughly enjoyable. The best part was the name-dropping of books that he has read. I made a list and I'm now working through it. Simply fantastic list. "

About the Author

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ElsewhereMemoirs of a Teenage AmnesiacAll These Things I’ve Done, and Because It Is My Blood, as well as two novels for adults. Of her writing, the New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.