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  • Published: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 10 sound discs (11 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book on CD

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  • 1419338919 :

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Extremely loud & incredibly close

by Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-

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Where To Find It

Call number: BOCD Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Traverwood Adult

Additional Details

Compact discs.


"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.

Narrated by Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone, Jeff Woodsman.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile who idolizes Stephen Hawking and plays the tambourine extremely well. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks. As he searches New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he left behind, Oskar discovers much more than he could have imagined.

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Loss and family

Precocious boy is sure he can unravel the mysterious message from his father, who dies on September 11.
This recording was at times entertaining, at times heartbreaking.
(The message!)
I wish I had never heard it so that I could hear it again with fresh ears.

Creative voice and perspective

I thought the voice and perspective of the 9 yr. old boy was so great and fresh. I concur with the unusual and smart
comment of other reviewer. Gave insight not sadness.


Compelling, unusual, and smart, this book watches a young boy deal with the death of his father in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. It is not overly sad, but it heals.

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