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Sharon listened to…Rotters by Daniel Kraus April 2, 2012

Filed under: Award lists,fiction,Sharon,teen — yourlocalbookies @ 5:22 pm

This one took the Odyssey Award for Audiobooks.   Seriously???  A book about grave-digging won the ALA audio book award for children or young adults???

I know, I know.  Grave robbing has a long and noble (?) history.  Leonardo da Vinci was a grave robber.  Shakespeare wrote about it.  Archaeologists and profit-mongers have been raiding tombs for profit and education for centuries.

It’s one thing to “know” about the art of robbing graves, but Kraus takes you along for the ride–complete with no shortage of the sensory details.  *Shudder*  This is beyond a doubt the most gruesome book I’ve ever “read” (and this is coming from a die-hard Stephen King fan).  Mind you, I stuck with it through all 13 CDs–even backed it up a bit to catch things I missed the first time.  Go figure.

It is, however, NOT for the faint of heart.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you…  Thankfully, they opted out of the scratch-and-sniff book cover option. 🙂

464 pages.


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