Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan audiobook

Echo: A Novel

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Read by Mark Bramhall , David de Vries , MacLeod Andrews , and Rebecca Soler
Music by Corky Siegel

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10.52 Hours 1
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A 2016 Odyssey Honor Audiobook! 2016 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerAn impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Middle Grade Novel Best Narration

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A 2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Top Ten Selection

Winner of the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Young Reader's Literature

A BookPage Best Book of 2015 for Middle Grade Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2016 Odyssey Honor Audiobook!

2016 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerAn impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A satisfyingly multilayered tale of music, self-sacrifice, and redemption.” Wall Street Journal
“After reading Pam Muñoz Ryan’s enchanting new novel, you’ll never see the harmonica the same way again….Start to finish the book is a joy to read….The music swells, the book sings.” New York Times
“Music infuses this production as four narrators perform interlocked stories…Narrator Mark Bramhall sets the tone with his powerful, accented portrayal of Otto…From there, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler take listeners from Germany to Pennsylvania to California with distinctive performances that give a sense of place and life to characters struggling with the rise of the Nazi party, the Great Depression, and then WWII itself. A riveting exploration of that which destroys and that which heals. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The book’s thematic underpinnings poignantly reveal what Friedrich, Mike, and Ivy truly have in common: not just a love of music but resourcefulness in the face of change and a refusal to accept injustice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ryan has created three contemporary characters who, through faith and perseverance, write their own happy endings, inspiring readers to believe they can do the same.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it’s worth every moment of readers’ time.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] wonderful novel about the dynamics of family life. The characters show great depth of relatable feeling, whether it be sibling rivalry or brotherly love, and you’ll be rooting them on til the great conclusion. The author has a capacity to spin a story rich in human interest that will grab you and won’t let go.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Author Bio: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. She lives near San Diego.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English