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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Carroll Narrator: Victor Bevine Publisher: Neil Gaiman Presents Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), worked with the book's author to cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents.

A few words from Neil on White Apples: In his performance, Victor Bevine manages to convey three aspects of Vincent's personality: the womanizing hedonist he was in life, the now-dead fellow trying to control his rising panic who realizes his one-night-stand knows today is his mother's birthday; and, ultimately, the loving, heroic family man who undertakes a big task for the sake of his unborn son and - incidentally - the rest of humanity. That's a tall order for any narrator, but I wasn't surprised when the accomplished actor Victor Bevine made the character come alive.

Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child - a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side - if only Vincent can remember it. On a father's love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.

By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary-Beth | 2/20/2014

    " Vincent Ettrich suddenly discovers he has actually been dead for months. Things get stranger when he finds out he's being hunted and that his girlfriend is pregnant with his child. I like the author's quirky and unusual ideas about death and the afterlife. I also really enjoy fantasy books set in the everyday world, so this really appealed to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/19/2014

    " What if you know you have died, but death is extremely similar as the world we live in now? Things are just slightly off, funny looking people, talking animals, etc. That is chapter 1 of White Apples. What if your love tries to save you from death like Orpheus tried with Eurydice? That is the rest of the novel. Magical-realism at it's finest. Filled with some of the most interesting philosophies i've ever heard on life and death. An Unbelievable read by my favorite author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 2/10/2014

    " His worst...not terrible...but very far from worth reading if you have not read everything else first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oscar_LRB | 2/7/2014

    " Work of Art, Masterpiece... call it what you want... this book is simply a "must read" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anji | 2/5/2014

    " Very good book by one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/4/2014

    " Must try more books from this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 1/20/2014

    " A writers book, more than a readers book, J. Carroll's White Apples is a weird character study of Vincent Ettrich, a middle aged, well to do gentleman, who is a bit of a player with the ladies. Vincent wakes up one day to discover he is dead, and through the dreamscape world Carroll creates, must pass through many strange scenes of his present and past. In reading this book I was struck by the great writing, moving from strange scene to strange scene, wondering if I was something of a "dog at the opera" in not totally understanding what was happening. The ended helped reveal something of the mystery of the story. Like a rich cake I had trouble getting through this book, but enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mariapia | 1/8/2014

    " Ossignur.

    (commento spudoratamente "non utile" o "interessante" per l'utenza di Anobii...ma , oh siii......liberatorio!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/7/2014

    " absolutely amazing story. If you want to learn something about yourself, this book will certainly teach you something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lolly LKH | 1/3/2014

    " Having a hard time getting into this book. I keep putting it down and picking up DAPHNE novel instead. Not a good sign. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob Wiltsher | 1/1/2014

    " File under ' interesting ' .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/11/2013

    " What a great story - it has romance, surrealism, life, death. It was like Matrix movies - but with more depth and romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/17/2013

    " This was an excellent book. I highly recommend it. Weird and compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 8/5/2013

    " Carroll is hands down my favorite author. White Apples is one of favorites of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/28/2013

    " A strange and imaginative book with a very unique plot, reading Carroll is a very different experience like reading Paul Auster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheLadyReya | 1/9/2013

    " love it !! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/11/2012

    " wonderfully wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shay Lange | 11/29/2012

    " This is a really dark book. Wonderful images, but some really graphic senseless violence that haunts me even today, almost a year later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/23/2012

    " Kind of a long-winded preface to The Wooden Sea...much of the same ideas are hashed and rehashed at great length. Takes away from the story a bit. Prefer The Wooden Sea, though this will clue you in to some of the history of the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 7/20/2012

    " Interesting story but the characters were a bit flat for me and the preachy mosaic god bit was mostly just boring. I really wanted to like it and am considering reading the sequel just so I can feel less like I hit the end of the season cliffhanger. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Caroll’s novel The Wooden Sea was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2001. He is the author of such acclaimed novels as White Apples, The Land of Laughs, The Marriage of Sticks, and Bones of the Moon

About the Narrator

For over thirty years, Victor Bevine has worked as an actor, screenwriter, audio book narrator, director, and more. A graduate of Yale University, his acting credits include many prestigious roles onstage as well as roles in the film version of A Separate Peace and countless television shows. He has read over 180 titles as an audiobook narrator; in 2010, he received an Audiophone Award for his narration of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Beak of the Finch. He has written several screenplays, including Certainty, which was chosen for two prestigious writers’ conferences and which served as the basis for his first novel. His thirty-minute short film Desert Cross, which he wrote and directed, won accolades at the Athens International Film Festival. Currently, he serves as CEO of the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF), of which he is cofounder. He resides in New York City.