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Greyhound

Written by: Steffan Piper
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country - alone, without a clue how to fend for himself.

Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the "Morning in America" of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s, encountering temperamental bus drivers, charming, shifty, and downright dangerous strangers, the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, and an ex-con named Marcus, who takes the boy under his wing. In an unforgettable trek that evokes Oliver Twist and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the unlikely pair lurch from one misadventure to another, tumbling toward an elusive understanding of where and how, in a troubling world, to look for light.

©2012 Steffan Piper (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Jacky Pratt
  • 11-08-15

A wonderful story which works very well as audio

Would you listen to Greyhound again? Why?

Probably not - it is a great story but there are too many books around to repeat read/listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Greyhound?

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Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favourite?

Marcus - I wish he was someone I could chat with often, perhaps over dinner... a wise and fun person to know.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A delightful journey into friendship, wisdom, life.

Any additional comments?

Read the Amazon reviews as they sum this book up well. I wanted to add that it makes a great audio book, especially if being used as I do - accompanying my daily walks. I skipped a few weeks whilst on holiday and it was like a friend to return to, with no issue about remembering where the storyline had reached.

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  • Keeps
  • 04-06-18

Beautiful story

Hooked from the start. A great story - well told and well performed!! This is one I will listen to again. That’s a first for me!

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  • MrsTeece
  • 19-05-16

Loved it

Having just travelled across America on a greyhound bus I found this fascinating and highly enjoyable! Highly recommended

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