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Extremely loud & incredibly close

by Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - East Liberty AV BOOK CD F
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  AV
Call Number  BOOK CD F
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual CD BOOK F
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD BOOK F
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Foer (10)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Foer (10)
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD FOER
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  CD FOER
Scott Township Library Audio ACD FIC FOER EXTREMELY
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Audio
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Audio Visual
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell travels across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island on a quest to discover the lock that matches a mysterious key once belonging to his father, who died on September 11th inside the World Trade Center.
This hilarious, original, and heartbreaking novel by the author of Everything is Illuminated follows the precocious Oskar Blum as he travels throughout New York City and tries to make sense of his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This follow-up to Foer's extremely good and incredibly successful Everything Is Illuminated0 (2002) stars one Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old amateur inventor and Shakespearean actor. But Oskar's boots, as he likes to say, are very heavy--his father, whom he worshiped, perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11. In his dad's closet a year later, Oskar finds a key in a vase mysteriously labeled "Black." So he goes searching after the lock it opens, visiting (alphabetically) everyone listed in the phone book with the surname Black. Oskar, who's a cross between The Tin Drum0 's Oskar Matzerath and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time0 's Christopher Boone, doesn't always sound like he's nine, but his first-person narration of his journey is arrestingly beautiful, and readers won't soon forget him. A subplot about Oskar's mute grandfather, who survived the bombing of Dresden, isn't as compelling as Oskar's quest for the lock, but when the stories finally come together, the result is an emotionally devastating climax. No spoilers here, but we will say that the book--which includes a number of photographs and some eccentric typography--ends with what is undoubtedly the most beautiful and heartbreaking flip book in all of literature. --Ray Olson Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Safran Foer's bestseller follows the adventures of nine-year-old Oskar Schell, a scientist, collector, tambourine player, and solver of puzzles. The young boy roams New York City in a fervent search for a lock that will match the key left behind by his father, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11. Jeff Woodman captures all of Oskar's contradictions: a prodigy who understands physics and lives in terror of the immediate world around him. Richard Ferrone provides Oskar's grandfather a gravelly voice, while Barbara Caruso deftly renders Oskar's grandmother, lending her a slight European accent and the right mix of wisdom and helplessness. This fine ensemble recording will keep listeners engaged. A Mariner paperback. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, Md. :Recorded Books,2005
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Recorded Books, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by various narrators.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419328794
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