• von John Wray
  • Sprecher: Paul Michael Garcia
  • 10 Std. 11 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a 16-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, gets on a New York City uptown B train on a fantastic and terrifying quest to save the world. Violet Heller, his desperate mother, is joined by Ali Lateef, a missing persons specialist, in a desperate attempt to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely. As the stakes grow higher, Lateef gradually comes to realize that this is more than a case of a runaway teen: Will Heller has a chilling case history, and Violet - beautiful and enigmatic, harbors a secret that Lateef will discover at his own peril.



"The novel has a thriller-like pace, and Wray keeps us riveted and guessing, finding chilling rhetorical and pictorial equivalents for Will's uniquely dysfunctional perspective...The suspense is expertly maintained, straight through the novel's dreamlike climactic encounter and heart-wrenching final paragraph. The opening pages recall Salinger's Holden Caulfield, but the denouement and haunting aftertaste may make the stunned reader whisper 'Dostoevsky.' Yes, it really is that good." - Kirkus (starred)


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Ein New York City-Roman der etwas anderen Art: Atemlos folgt man dem paranoid schizophrenen William Heller durch das New Yorker U-Bahn-Labyrinth. Der 16-jährige ist aus der Psychiatrie geflohen, weil er glaubt, er müsse die Welt retten und ist doch selbst bedroht und von seinen Häschern verfolgt. Sprachlich ist das passagenweise großartig und mitreissend, stimmig gelesen von Paul Michael Garcia.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 04.03.2009
  • Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc.