• Boo

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Smith
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (214 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Editors Select, May 2015 - You would never think that a book about the death of a 13-year-old boy would be anything other than tragic, yet Neil Smith manages to create a whimsical and moving story. In his debut novel, Boo, we are introduced to Oliver 'Boo' Dalrymple, a middle school outcast, who 'wakes up' in Town – a heaven solely populated by those who have passed away at 13. Through his journal, Boo chronicles his experiences in Town, with its bizarre idiosyncrasies, and gradually uncovers the events which ultimately lead to his death. From the start I fell in love with Boo – a terribly smart, socially inept boy whose reflections reveal a surprisingly complex character. Boo is an intriguing story which will leave you thinking about it long after you've finished. –Laura, Audible Editor
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Publisher's Summary

Boo is the highly anticipated debut novel from one of the most incomparable voices in Canadian literature: Bang Crunch author Neil Smith.
Oliver Dalrymple, nicknamed Boo because of his pale complexion and staticky hair, is an outcast at his Illinois middle school - more interested in biology and chemistry than the friendship of other kids. But after a tragic accident, Boo wakes up to find himself in a very strange sort of heaven: a town populated by only 13-year-old Americans.
While he desperately wants to apply the scientific method to find out how this heaven works (broken glass grows back; flashlights glow without batteries; garbage chutes plummet to nowhere), he's confronted by the greatest mystery of all - his peers. With the help of his classmate, Johnny, who was killed at the same time, Boo begins to figure out what exactly happened to them (and who they really were back in America) through this story about growing up, staying young, and the never-ending heartbreak of being 13.
©2015 Neil Smith (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Laura - Audible on 06-04-15

Original & Quirky

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You would never think that a book about the death of a 13-year-old boy would be anything other than tragic, yet Neil Smith manages to create a whimsical and moving story. In his debut novel, "Boo", we are introduced to Oliver 'Boo' Dalrymple, a middle school outcast, who 'wakes up' in Town – a heaven solely populated by those who have passed away at 13. Through his journal, Boo chronicles his experiences in Town with its bizarre idiosyncrasies, and gradually uncovers the events which ultimately lead to his death. From the start I fell in love with Boo – a terribly smart, socially inept boy whose reflections reveal a surprisingly complex character. "Boo" is an intriguing story which will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve finished.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on 05-21-15

Such a neat story!!

The narrator was freaking awesome at portraying "BOO". This is definitely a book I talk to others about encouraging them to read it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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