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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick McDonell, William Dufris Narrator: William Dufri Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nick McDonell’s debut novel, Twelve, was a publishing sensation. It was an international bestseller and established its seventeen-year-old author as an important literary voice. In The Third Brother, McDonell delivers another remarkable novel, a haunting tale of brotherly love, family tragedy, and national grief.

Mike was a lucky child: a vacation house on Long Island, famous family friends, an Ivy League education, and also an older brother, Lyle, who looked out for him. It’s 2001, and Mike is a summer intern at a magazine in Hong Kong. Sent on assignment to Bangkok, Mike finds the city electric with violence and hedonism. Nothing goes according to plan. When terrible news about his brother arrives from home, Mike rushes back to the U.S. Lyle is unstable and suffering from visions of an imaginary third brother. And then, a clear September morning is broken by catastrophe. While the Twin Towers burn, Mike makes an epic trek through the ghostly streets of New York to find and save Lyle. From Patpong to the World Trade Center to Harvard Yard, as his life and country come apart, Mike struggles to find his footing and go on. The joke, it turns out, is on him.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Daren | 1/27/2009

    " Tried this one for a new Author. Was given to me as a gift. I didn't get sucked into the counter-culture story. I know the author is young, and thought the writing needed to mature a bit. It just felt scattered to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tryno | 7/3/2008

    " A ver si es cierto que muy bueno el chavito fresa del East Side de Manhattan... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shannon | 11/14/2007

    " Not as good as Twelve - seemed to deal more with shocking the senses (drugs, sex, etc.) than with telling a truly great story but I like this author's style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 9/26/2007

    " Really enjoyed the first half; completely bemused by the second half. "

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About the Author
Author Nick McDonell

Nick McDonell is an American writer. He attended the Buckley School in New York City, the Riverdale Country School, and graduated from Harvard College in January 2007. He wrote the novel Twelve in 2002, at age 17. The subject of the novel is disaffection, despair, drug use and violence among a group of wealthy Manhattan teenagers during Christmas break. The publication of McDonell’s novel at such a young age was the subject of many articles in high-profile publications such The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly.