A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Novel

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention.

Brilliance Audio
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball and kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.

Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9781423391654
Branch Call Number: MP3BK FIC IRV
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (23 hrs., 52 mins.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Barrett, Joe

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CaitieCakes
Sep 03, 2015

Recommended by Erin--teacher (short) who wants to join book club.

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joliebergman
Nov 18, 2013

Wonderful. Simply wonderful.

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PField
Dec 29, 2010

I would have enjoyed this book much more if Irving gave his audience intellectual credit. Instead of playing out the events and letting the reader come to a conclusion, Irving preaches and explains the obvious--more than once.

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Jayole
Jul 11, 2010

What a wonderful novel!
The narrator has quite a voice range!
If you're a person questioning the meaning of life at all ( who doesn't?) or especially if you're an English teacher...you'll relate strongly.

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