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3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Richardson Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9780739335444
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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair was born with huge, strange hands. He was also born with a secret. The only time he ever told someone his secret, it got him into big trouble. So he won’t be telling anyone ever again—or so he thinks. In this suspenseful and magical debut novel, Graham finds his life suddenly, thrillingly complicated—and his secret harder and harder to conceal.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Hugely entertaining. The Independent (U.K.)
  • Sharp and knowing and funny. The Sunday Times (U.K.)
  • “Sharp and knowing and funny.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • Part thriller, part fable, The Wrong Hands has elements of magic realism reminiscent of Skellig and a teenage narrator with the kind of ingénue voice that marked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. . . . An intriguing read. The Sunday Telegraph (London)
  • “Part thriller, part fable, The Wrong Hands has elements of magic realism reminiscent of Skellig and a teenage narrator with the kind of ingénue voice that marked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time…An intriguing read.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Hugely entertaining.”

    Independent (London)

  • “The mix of contemporary technology with magical realism makes for a thrilling mystery, with surprises that continue throughout the story…Everything culminates in a triumphant climax. Older fans of David Almond’s Skellig will want this clever debut novel.”

    Booklist

  • “Listeners will relate to the teenage boy and his struggle with being different.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 12/4/2012

    " It took too long--since I was listening to an audiobook version--to get to Graham's secret. The ending was a little odd. Everything else is interesting & likeable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/17/2012

    " Grahame Sinclair has a lot of wisdom to share...if only people would listen to him and quit staring at his hands... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/12/2012

    " Interesting character, great reader. Story kind of lost momentum though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Killen | 11/7/2011

    " A very good short story about a boy with a secret... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 9/10/2011

    " Terrific YA book, weird and lovely. Some magical moments and also some heartbreaking ones. Mostly a story about a strange boy and how he copes with being "different". Also about how the world will treat you if you let your difference show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 9/8/2011

    " The reader was excellent. Enjoyed listening to him. The story was one you want to shout at the main character for being so naive and not learning from his mistakes. I guess he was from a small town where people can be very trusting and naive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 4/13/2011

    " If you liked David Almond's Skellig, you might like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/28/2010

    " Graham's hands let him do some crazy things. Yes, Graham comes off as a bit dense, but there's something to be said for this: extraordinary gifts are sometimes more extraordinary because of the ordinariness of those who possess them.

    I recommend this on audio--great British narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 6/14/2010

    " A very good short story about a boy with a secret... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 10/25/2008

    " If you liked David Almond's Skellig, you might like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/16/2008

    " Grahame Sinclair has a lot of wisdom to share...if only people would listen to him and quit staring at his hands... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckett | 4/21/2008

    " Adolescent literature book.
    I listened to this on cd on my long trek to work. The man who reads it did a beautiful job. It's a unique book with depth and humor and beautiful word choice. "

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About the Author
Nigel Richardson was the deputy travel editor for London’s Daily Telegraph for 13 years and continues to write for the newspaper. The Wrong Hands was his first novel.
About the Narrator

Euan Morton is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo. His performance earned him many accolades, including nominations for a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Other theater credits include The Silent Treatment at London’s Finborough Theatre, Brundibar at the New Victory Theater, and Measure for Pleasure at the Public Theater.