The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs audiobook

The Light Fantastic

By Sarah Combs
Read by Todd Haberkorn  and Lauren Ezzo

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
7.86 Hours 1
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Seven tightly interwoven narratives. Three harrowing hours. One fateful day that changes everything. Delaware, the morning of April 19. Senior Skip Day, and April Donovan’s eighteenth birthday. Four days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the country is still reeling, and April’s rare memory condition has her recounting all the tragedies that have cursed her birth month. And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? Meanwhile, in Nebraska, Lincoln Evans struggles to pay attention in Honors English, distracted by the enigmatic presence of Laura Echols, capturer of his heart. His teacher tries to hold her class’s interest, but she can’t keep her mind off what Adrian George told her earlier. Over in Idaho, Phoebe is having second thoughts about the Plan mere hours before the start of a cross-country ploy led by an Internet savant known as the Mastermind. Is all her heartache worth the cost of the Assassins’ machinations? The Light Fantastic is a tense, shocking, and beautifully wrought exploration of the pain and pathos of a generation of teenagers on the brink—and the hope of moving from shame and isolation into the light of redemption.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Seven tightly interwoven narratives. Three harrowing hours. One fateful day that changes everything.

Delaware, the morning of April 19. Senior Skip Day, and April Donovan’s eighteenth birthday. Four days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the country is still reeling, and April’s rare memory condition has her recounting all the tragedies that have cursed her birth month. And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? Meanwhile, in Nebraska, Lincoln Evans struggles to pay attention in Honors English, distracted by the enigmatic presence of Laura Echols, capturer of his heart. His teacher tries to hold her class’s interest, but she can’t keep her mind off what Adrian George told her earlier. Over in Idaho, Phoebe is having second thoughts about the Plan mere hours before the start of a cross-country ploy led by an Internet savant known as the Mastermind. Is all her heartache worth the cost of the Assassins’ machinations? The Light Fantastic is a tense, shocking, and beautifully wrought exploration of the pain and pathos of a generation of teenagers on the brink—and the hope of moving from shame and isolation into the light of redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrators Lauren Ezzo and Todd Haberkorn create an intense audio experience, requiring the listener’s undivided attention…Ezzo and Haberkorn enter the minds of seven people…as they contemplate the consequences of what they’re setting in motion. We’re immersed in their thoughts, feeling their anger, fear, confusion, shame, and hope…Using pacing, tone, and inflection, the narrators give characters unique voices that let the listener keep them straight and know them as individuals. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Combs has tackled a heavy topic with this novel, and she has done it well.” Washington Independent Review of Books
“This unique portrayal of school shootings is a stand-out read.” Cleaver Magazine
“The narrative voices are genuine and moving. Unexpected moments of tenderness and salvation cast a shining light into the dark realities presented.” Publishers Weekly
“Each connection is like a thread wanting to be pulled, and the ultimate tangle of the narrative is very satisfying to unravel.” School Library Journal
“Lovely writing, replete with literary references…A worthwhile, chilling novel that makes demands of its audience and rewards them richly in return.”“ Kirkus Reviews
“[An] exploration of contemporary teen experience, fraught with despair and recovery.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Author Bio: Sarah Combs

Author Bio: Sarah Combs

Sarah Combs, author of Breakfast Served Anytime, leads writing workshops at a nonprofit literacy center in Lexington, Kentucky, where she lives with her two young sons, two pacifist bird dogs, and her modern-day Atticus Finch of a husband. The Light Fantastic is her second novel for young adults.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.86
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English