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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint Audiobook

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

This astonishing novel was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly and Newsweek. Contained within is the story of Edgar Mint, the half-Apache, mostly orphaned child who overcomes a serious childhood injury to embark on a life of tragedies, including a boarding school for Native Americans and a dysfunctional Mormon foster family.
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Publisher's Summary

This astonishing novel was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly and Newsweek. Contained within is the story of Edgar Mint, the half-Apache, mostly orphaned child who overcomes a serious childhood injury to embark on a life of tragedies, including a boarding school for Native Americans and a dysfunctional Mormon foster family.

©2001 Brady Udall; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A bit of a miracle in its own right." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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    Patricia Williamsville, NY, USA 04-29-14
    Patricia Williamsville, NY, USA 04-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story that left me wanting to know more"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint to be better than the print version?

    The story stands on its own completely the medium of presentation doesn't really matter. I would however recommend this book for highschool students.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The resilience of Edgar although he doesn't seem to believe he is really able to create his own path. Although I found this heart wrenching, love did in the end come to Edgar.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sections with the Morman family where Edgar first is able to glimpse what family and love can hold.


    If you could take any character from The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Edgar because his path is so intense and real, it would be interesting to discuss his revelations as he reviews his life.


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    Donna United States 10-27-12
    Donna United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What's the point!"

    This book went nowhere and was perpetually depressing. It's a whole book on bullying. I couldn't finish it.

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    Tracy L. Walters Erda, UT, United States 04-26-12
    Tracy L. Walters Erda, UT, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2002

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    "What a great book!!!....."

    .....It definately runs along the lines of a John Irving novel which really pleases me since I adore John Irving!....Edgar Mint gets straight into your heart and you just can't let go....from the stark and sad beginning to the incredible surprise ending......Edgar Mint is a survivor and someone that you will constantly root for. He makes many mistakes along the way but he always survives the most harrowing of life events by coming out on top......as Edgar mentions in the end of the book......he lives his life backwards by starting out having to make all the hard decisions and live all the hard ways of life and ending with being protected and loved and taken care of like a child....This is definately a hard book to put down and one that will bring out many different emotions from the reader.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Carson City, NV, United States 12-22-11
    Kindle Customer Carson City, NV, United States 12-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint to be better than the print version?

    I think that the print may be better for this audiobook. I found that personally the story affected me more when I was reading it in print.


    What other book might you compare The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint to and why?

    Anything Dickens.


    What about Scott Shina’s performance did you like?

    You can tell that he was committed to Edger as a character and was totally convincing in almost all of the roles. The accounts of abuse touched me more in print. I do not know if that is the fault of the narrator or a personal preference.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book touched me in a big way. Start to finish the narrative griped me.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Grandspud So Cal 03-14-11
    Grandspud So Cal 03-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "I Flew Over the Kuckoo's Nest"

    I've listened to about 50 well selected books so far. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint was the only one that had me laughing out loud many, many times. The part where Edgar has a long stay in the hospital reminded me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In fact, because my earplugs kept people from recognizing I was listening to something, when I'd burst out in laughter, they must have thought I too had ascended to the Cuckoo's nest. WONDERFUL BOOK!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Book Lover 09-08-11
    Book Lover 09-08-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Different"

    This is a very different story written in a different way. Overall, the story isn't so bad. The ending is sweet. I would have given it a higher rating without so much swearing, and crude language / topics (ie. masturbation). I wish I had a way to know about those faults before hand so that I never would have bought this book.
    Warning: there is A LOT of swearing in the first half of this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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