The Alex Crow

  • by Andrew Smith
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village.
Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story of his summer at a boys' camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late 19th century. Oh, and there's also a depressed bionic reincarnated crow.

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Funny but bizarre story read by a fantastic narrat

The narrator is excellent! One of the best I have ever heard. The story is unique-multiple narratives coming together fluidly in the conclusion. Tons of colorful characters. The hilarious dialogue effectively captures adolescent boys at summer camp. The only thing I didn't like was a bizarre boy on boy rape scene (think Kite Runner but way more graphic) that, to me, seemed gratuitous and was absolutely unneeded for the sake of the plot.
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- Benjamin McIntyre-Coble

Brilliant Story and Fabulous Narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Andrew Smith has done an amazing job interweaving time, character, and story. This has to be my favorite book yet. And, it doesn't hurt that MacLeod Andrews is an absolutely amazing narrator: each voice is clearly distinct, his tonality and timber are a pleasure.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alex Crow?

The sock puppet scene is absolutely brilliant.


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- Joanne M. Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2015
  • Publisher: Listening Library