The Spectator Bird

The Spectator Bird

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "killing time before time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. But a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before. The memories of that trip to his mother's birthplace move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.
Publisher: [United States] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, Made available through hoopla,, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781441724960
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 53 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Herrmann, Edward 1943-2014.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Jul 31, 2014

A very strange and startling story revolving around Danish royalty, very dark family secrets, and grappling with growing old. Nothing of which I expected from this book - all of which pleasantly surprised me.

Oct 25, 2013

First time I've read this noted author. Loved the writing, humor, insight, story line. Definitely will read more. A truly great American voice.

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