One-Handed Catch

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by MJ Auch

When he loses his left hand in an accident, Norm finds that the world becomes a complicated place. But he refuses to give up the things he loves – after all, who says you need two hands to play sports or a musical instrument?

Author MJ Auch
Narrator Ryan Sparkes
Length 6 hrs and 11 mins
© Copyright 2006 MJ Auch
℗ Audio Copyright 2008 Full Cast Audio


“Listening to this book is like falling into a Norman Rockwell painting and getting to live among genuine post-war Americans. Narration by Ryan Sparkes and the Full Cast Family is enjoyable and well done. Period music and an interview with the author and her husband, whose childhood inspired the novel, add to this superior production.” — School Library Journal, November, 2008 

“Ryan Sparkes captures Norm’s myriad emotions in a clear, precise delivery, and his voice is appealing. Secondary characters are equally strong. Listeners will feel this story is immediate and heartfelt, but never sappy.” [udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-headphones” color=”#dd9933″ size=”1.1em”] Earphones Award — Audiofile 

“The Full Cast team of readers energizes this historical fiction with superior narration. Particularly noteworthy are teenager Ryan Sparkes as Norm, David Baker as his father (who speaks in a slight German accent), Kate Huddleston as his mother, and Navzad Dabu as his best friend. The story is accompanied by big-band music, reminiscent of the era and old-time radio shows…. A stirring interview with the author and her husband, Herm, the inspiration for the story, is a fine bonus to this recommended title, which is perfect for family car trips. ” — Booklist, December 1, 2008 [udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-star” color=”#dd9933″ size=”1em”] Starred Review

Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. One Handed Catch - sample 1 2:53
  2. One Handed Catch - sample 2 3:06

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