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I Am the Messenger Audiobook

I Am the Messenger

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Publisher's Summary

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.

That's when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

©2006 Markus Zusak; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Zusak succeeds brilliantly." (Booklist)
"Zusak's characters, styling, and conversations are believably unpretentious, well conceived, and appropriately raw. Together, these key elements fuse into an enigmatically dark, almost film-noir atmosphere." (School Library Journal)

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    Matt 03-13-16
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    "Amazing!"

    This book is the best book ever, and I recommend this to anyone 10 or up. It is amazingly written, and the narrator's voice is as soothing as Morgan Freeman's.

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    Christina GARDINER, MT, United States 02-29-16
    Christina GARDINER, MT, United States 02-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "compelling story"

    Great narrator. Unique story that makes one feel good about their fellow man. Truly enjoyable.

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    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 08-28-15
    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 08-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun journey"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved hearing the story with the accent and enthusiasm of the reader. I also enjoyed the story itself. The message to me was to wake up and live to your fullest and see what is behind the lives of your friends and strangers. It can be mutually beneficial to reach out and give people a bit of help or just be with them and care. So in sum, a nice story with a message attached.

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    Russell 07-12-15
    Russell 07-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and creative"

    Loved it from beginning to end, and was kept wondering till the end. Recommend it for an entertaining listen.

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    Rae Pierce Shepherd 07-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good"

    Excellent performance of a good story. Stuggle with somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. 3 doesn't do it justice but a full 4 may be right with the well done narration. Good character development. Good story of a glimpse in another's life and the simple act of kindness.

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    Amelia 06-22-15
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    "Brilliant"

    What an amazing story! At first I wasn't sure if I would really like it, but the ending was fantastic and it had such a great range of ideas and characters. I loved it!

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    Gail 06-21-15
    Gail 06-21-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Loved this story"

    I think Markus Zusak is amazing. I have read everything I can find that he has written. And this book is second only to The Book Thief. Ed takes you on a mysterious adventure and grows as a person each step of the way.

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    Laurie Gore 05-29-15
    Laurie Gore 05-29-15 Member Since 2014

    I don't want to read the bestsellers. I want to read the best written.

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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    The audio version of this book captures brilliantly the character of the narrator. Youthfulness, insecurity, hopefulness, all rolled in one.

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    Stacey Rock Springs, Wy, United States 04-14-15
    Stacey Rock Springs, Wy, United States 04-14-15
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    "Not the best"
    What would have made I Am the Messenger better?

    I listened to the first chapter of this book and didn't go any further. There is foul language that is unnecessary, the story and character development is silly, and I didn't care for the narrator. Not my cup of tea.


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    Daniel 04-04-15
    Daniel 04-04-15
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    "Great book"

    It is an interesting book. I love the ending!! So touching, I definitely recommend this book, because of the detail and relevance. It is interesting in its own special way!!!

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