The Flying Troutmans

  • by Miriam Toews
  • Narrated by Erin Moon
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Governor's General Award for fiction, Miriam Toews writes endearing novels that are amusing and full of surprising turns. The Troutman family is facing serious change. With their mother remitted to the mental hospital again, precocious 11-year-old Thebes and rebellious 15-year-old Logan place a call to their aunt Hattie in Paris, who has just been dumped by her boyfriend. This motley trio heads south across the border into the States on a road trip to find the children's long-lost father. Along the way, all of the travelers come to see themselves and each other in new and unexpected ways.


What the Critics Say

"Emulating the comedic stylings of indie hits like Little Miss Sunshine provides a wealth of material and a breath of fresh air for Canadian novelist Toews." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A road novel helped along by a lovably nutty cast." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, wonderful narrator

A tender story,about human frailty and a look at our own imperfections.Erin Moon was the perfect voice for the characters. Miriam Toews is a great writer of real dialogue Glad to see her represented here. More please.
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- Ruth

The Flying Troutmand

Not as good as A Complicated Kindness, which I loved, but alright.
It's more of the same, funny, cute and a variety of unique characters.
But, again, not as good as A Complicated Kindness.
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- Jamie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books