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Boyne, John. The boy in the striped pajamas.

BOYNE, John. The boy in the striped pajamas pajamas
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pajamas npl (US) → pijama msg; piyama msg (LAM
. Read by Michael Maloney Michael Maloney (born June 19 1957) is a British actor.

Born at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Maloney's first television appearance was as Peter Barkworth's teenage son in the 1979 drama series, Telford's Change.
. 4 cds. 5 hrs. Listening Library. 2006. 0-7393-3774-2. $38.00. Vinyl; plot, author, reader notes. J*

From the KLIATT starred review of the book, September 2006: "This is the story of a sheltered, privileged nine-year-old boy gradually becoming aware of an overwhelming evil. It begins somewhat like a fairy tale A Fairy Tale (AKA A Magic Tale) - Fantastic ballet in 1 Act, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by (?) Richter.

First presented by students of the Imperial Ballet School on April 4/16 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1891 in the
, a dark one, with an otherworldly feel, a dystopia Dystopia

Eagerness (See ZEAL.)

Brave New World
. Bruno comes home one day to find his large, beautiful home in an uproar. The mansion is to be abandoned for life in the hinterlands. Once relocated, Bruno is forbidden to explore, but does so anyway, as boys will, to his cost. Discussions of the evil inherent in the story are far from graphic and readers would need a surrounding context to understand what Bruno never fully does. The novel is quite moving and is a good introduction to Nazi Germany for any young reader, told from a different point of view from that usually chosen."

Maloney brings a quality of voice that is topnotch and creates an atmosphere rich and dark with both emotion and disbelief. Fully voiced in such a way that the characters displaying evil evoke near-physical re. actions, Maloney counter-balances this evil with appropriate tones for Bruno's innocence, confusion, and frustration that will make listeners fear for Bruno. The pacing of the telling is perfect and the use of powerfully haunting haunt¬∑ing ¬†
Continually recurring to the mind; unforgettable: a haunting melody.

 music at the close of select chapters adds to the mood and offers listeners time to reflect on what they experience. While Bruno may be naive and no explicit details are given, it is clear to listeners what is happening, so this audio is not easy to get through without pausing, at least for this reviewer. Listeners are urged to give themselves time for the bonus interview with author John Boyne John Boyne (born April 30 1971) is an Irish novelist.

He read English at Trinity College, Dublin, and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia[1], where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize.
 as he responds to both critics and fans and offers insight into the structure and creation of a story that is sure to stick with listeners long after the final stop button is pressed. Emotionally draining and remarkable; book and audio discussion potential abounds.

J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.

*--The asterisk (1) See Asterisk PBX.

(2) In programming, the asterisk or "star" symbol (*) means multiplication. For example, 10 * 7 means 10 multiplied by 7. The * is also a key on computer keypads for entering expressions using multiplication.
 highlights exceptional books.

Stephanie Squicciarini, Teen Svcs. Libn., Fairport PL, Fairport, NY
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