The Call (MP3 CD)

By Yannick Murphy, William Dufris (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452656724

Publication Date: March 12, 2012

August 2011 Indie Next List

“This sweet, funny novel - told in a series of call reports from a country vet - details the life of a family whose peace is shattered when their young son is left comatose from a hunting accident. The warmth, humor and believability of the characters - including the four-legged variety - balance out the darker elements of the story and make The Call an absolute delight to read. E.B. White meets James Herriot with just a touch of Jonathan Safron Foer.”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
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Description

The daily rhythm of a veterinarian's family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves their eldest son in a coma. With the lives of his loved ones unhinged, the veterinarian struggles to maintain stability while searching for the man responsible. But in the midst of his great trial an unexpected visitor arrives, requesting a favor that will have profound consequences--testing a loving father's patience, humor, and resolve, and forcing husband and wife to come to terms with what "family" truly means.The Call is a gift from one of the most talented and extraordinary voices in contemporary fiction--a unique and heartfelt portrait of a family, poignant and rich in humor and imagination.


About the Author

Yannick Murphy is the author of the novels "Signed, Mata Hari"; "Here They Come"; and "The Sea of Trees," as well as two story collections and several children's books.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.


Praise For The Call

"A triumph of quiet humor and understated beauty. . . . Murphy's subtle, wry wit and an appealing sense for the surreal leaven moments of anger and bleakness, and elevate moments of kindness, whimsy, and grace." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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