The One-in-a-Million Boy

  • by Monica Wood
  • Narrated by Chris Ciulla
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges. For seven Saturdays Quinn does yardwork for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for oldest licensed driver. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood.

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Beautiful and memorable

Although it was packed with sadness (and hope born of the sadness), the truth it reveals is poignant: we often can't see how we impact others until there's damage or loss. At times, the list reading annoyed me, but I imagine it would be like real life with a boy like this one (that's to say often sweet but sometimes annoying). The way the final chapter was delivered, however, was perfect and I admit I got teary. This story made me want to know someone 104 and actually hear their stories!
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- Angela Dieckman

Rare, riveting & heart-warming w/superb narration

This is a rare story, uniquely told and superbly narrated, about an unusual boy, a centenarian Lithuanian immigrant, and the dreams and friendship they shared. It is an honest, if at times sobering, look at life, love, and what gives us meaning. If i were left on an island with only a few books, i would like this to be one of them. THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY is so special and original, it's nothing short of a miracle. If you love heart-warming stories, you will love this one. Kudos to Chris Ciulla who brings every character fully alive!
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- Sarah Miller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC