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I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 | Unabridged.
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By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love. Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2006.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739348444
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
audio file
Additional Contributors: Gray, Marc Aden
Overdrive, Inc

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"Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a ban... Read More »


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doroschelch
Jul 22, 2012

Entertaining and witty, but a far cry from the quality of Zusak's marvelous "Bookthief"; however, it tries to promote unselfishness and tolerance in a way that will probably appeal to young people.

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pojo6865
Jul 05, 2012

Heartwarming, funny, and creative. Ending is questionable though. Nice to see how Markus Zusak transitions form something like this, into the Book Thief.

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dorothyrocks888
Feb 09, 2012

PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE ever READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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QuinEli
Aug 31, 2011

Zusak is one of my favourite authors, and this book justifies that sentiment. He makes you feel for Ed Kennedy, but not so much as to get in the way of the story.

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westboro
Aug 14, 2010

great great great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unpredictable, sweet, funny, sad, happy, weird (in a good way). over all awesome! a must read! may seem not worth it and pointless at the begging but it gets to be a great story!!!!!!!!! start of the book is weird and funny. middle is deep/sad/happy. end is sooooo sweet! love it love it love it!

samdog123 Jun 09, 2009

Ed Kennedy is a 19 yr. old taxi driver who seems to lack the ambition to do anything with his life other than play cards with his friends. After he stops a bankrobbery, he begins to receive cards with addresses of people who seem to need his help. This quirky, witty book was written by the Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief.

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