Oddly Enough

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by Bruce Coville

Features Bruce’s most popular story ever, “Duffy’s Jacket”

The first of Bruce Coville’s acclaimed “Oddlies,” this collection of stories is performed by some of Full Cast’s favorite narrators (including Bruce himself). Some are funny, some are scary, some are both. The topics range from unicorns to werewolves, vampires to angels to brownies.


Duffy’s Jacket
Homeward Bound
With His Head Tucked Underneath His Arm
Clean As a Whistle
The Language of Blood
Old Glory
The Passing of the Pack
A Blaze of Glory
A Note From the Author (expanded from the original book)

Author Bruce Coville
Narrator Bruce Coville
Length 4 hrs
© Copyright 1997 Bruce Coville
℗ Audio Copyright 2011 Full Cast Audio

Listen to samples from this audiobook:

  1. Oddly Enough 0:42


“Highly recommended,especially for public library YA audiobook collections.” — Children’s Bookwatch, January, 2014

“These stories, ranging from humorous, wondrous, and poignant, to frightening and downright creepy, are sure to be a hit with listeners” — School Library Journal. April 28, 2011

“These short stories are intriguing and mysterious, full of vampires, angels, brownies and werewolves that children will enjoy. The stories challenge beliefs; teach the importance of standing up for the weak and of speaking out against wrong doing even if the consequences are severe.” — SoundCommentary, March, 2011

“With characters ranging from brownies to vampires, forest-dwelling sentinels, and fairies, this is a well-paced and enjoyable recording. Bruce Coville himself narrates several stories, and excellent choices were made for other prominent voices.” — AudioFile, Feb 2011

Praise for the print version of Oddly Enough:

“In a concluding note, Coville explains that he never thought of himself as a short story writer. Thank goodness writer-editor Jane Yolen persisted in “thumping him on the head (metaphorically speaking)” so that he would keep writing short fiction. Only three of the nine stories in this collection are first-time publications, but if they are any indication, Coville is really becoming proficient in the genre: “The Language of Blood” is an eerie tale about a ritual of drinking blood; the hilarious “Clean as a Whistle” features a messy girl who inherits a family brownie with a penchant for neatness; and “A Blaze of Glory” concerns a boy’s learning about elves and promises from his dying grandmother. An angel, unicorns, ghosts, werewolves, and executioners populate the other equally satisfying and unsettling stories.” — Booklist

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