Découvrez votre prochain livre audio préféré

Devenez membre dès aujourd'hui et écoutez gratuitement pendant 30 jours
Half a World Away

Half a World Away

Écrit par Cynthia Kadohata

Raconté par Kirby Heyborne


Half a World Away

Écrit par Cynthia Kadohata

Raconté par Kirby Heyborne

évaluations:
4/5 (6 évaluations)
Longueur:
4 heures
Sortie:
Oct 28, 2014
ISBN:
9781442382558
Format:
Livre audio

Également disponible en tant que...

Également disponible en tant que livreLivre

Également disponible en tant que...

Également disponible en tant que livreLivre

Description

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.

Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an "epic fail.' That's why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby-to replace him, he's sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing.

But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've travelled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn't pure blinding fury, and there's no way to control it, or its power.

From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons, to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, Half a World Away is Cynthia Kadohata's latest spark of a novel.

A Simon & Schuster audio production.

Sortie:
Oct 28, 2014
ISBN:
9781442382558
Format:
Livre audio

Également disponible en tant que...

Également disponible en tant que livreLivre


À propos de l'auteur

Cynthia Kadohata has been writing since 1982. When she was twenty-five and completely directionless, she took a Greyhound bus trip up the West Coast, and then down through the South and Southwest. She met people she never would have met otherwise. It was during that bus trip, which lasted a month, that she rediscovered in the landscape the magic she’d known as a child. Though she had never considered writing fiction before, the next year she decided to begin. She sent one story out every month, and about forty‑eight stories later, the New Yorker took one. She now lives in California. Kadohata’s first novel, The Floating World, was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Her first children’s novel, Kita‑Kira, won the 2005 Newbery Medal. Kadohata’s website is Kira‑Kira.us.


Lié à Half a World Away

Livres audio associé

Avis

Ce que les gens pensent de Half a World Away

4.0
6 évaluations / 0 Avis
Qu'avez-vous pensé ?
Évaluation : 0 sur 5 étoiles

Avis des lecteurs