Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear–part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo’s differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer. . . to join “the real world.”
There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it’s a picture he finds in a file–a picture of a girl with half a face–that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary audiobook is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
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It's a nice voice not to rough not to low the only thing I don't like is how much it cost it's very pricey and I could go somewhere other than here and get it for like $5 dollars so I didn't buy it I read the actual book withought iBooks and I listened to this ones preview
This book is fresh and surprising. I enjoyed reading it, but was surprised that rape was a major component in the story. This is an audiobook - so the narrator is going to have to say those things ALOUD?
This is such a good book and so right as an audio book. Lincoln Hoppe is perfect as the voice of the narrator. I listen to a lot of YA books (as a MS/HS librarian). This is one of the best I have listened to this year. Brilliant