Rotters by Daniel Kraus audiobook

Rotters

By Daniel Kraus
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Listening Library (Audio) 9780385738576
16.31 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780307941817

Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.      Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.      Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 ALA Odyssey Award

A 2011 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Young Adult Novel

Winner of Odyssey Award, 2012

Winner of YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2012

Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.
    
Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.
    
Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A strongly written tale of adolescence, grave robbing, and the mysteries of death, Rotters is uncompromising, dark, and true.” Guillermo Del Toro
“A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld.” Kirkus Reviews
“A tour-de-force combination of reader and writer.” Booklist (starred review)
“This is an unforgettable book. An unforgettable character. And an adventure that leads to unforgettable horror. I loved it.” R. L. Stine
Uncompromising, dark, and true. Guillermo Del Toro, coauthor of the Strain Trilogy and director of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan, coauthor of the Strain Trilogy
A multi-layered, complex novel that pulls no punches. Terrific! Rick Yancey, author of The Monstrumologist
A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld. Kirkus Reviews
A new horror classic. Fangoria 
This is an unforgettable book. An unforgettable character . . . and an adventure that leads to unforgettable HORROR. I loved it! R. L. Stine
One of the darkest, wildest, most unsettling adolescent novels I've ever come across. . . . Kraus is absolutely original. The Millions
VOYA:"Twists and turns will leave readers gasping."
A masterly touch at thriller pacing, Kraus gives the current crop of pretentiously serious supernatural YA novels a wild run for their money."
Starred review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, May 2011:
Starred review, Booklist:"A tour-de-force combination of reader and writer."
School Library Journal:"A gripping and emotional tale."
As suspenseful and masterfully told as it is gruesome and terrifying. You'd be hard-pressed to find a coming-of-age story as satisfying as this. Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and coeditor of Boing Boing
Kirkus Reviews:"A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld."
Grueling, demented, and so crammed with noxious awesomeness that I had to read it twice. Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is the acclaimed author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volumes One and Two, The Monster Variations, Rotter, and Scowler. With filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, he wrote Trollhunters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.31
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English