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The Third Brother

Nick McDonell

The highly anticipated second novel from the author of the internationally best-selling Twelve Nick McDonell's Twelve created a sensation around the world, establishing its seventeen-year-old author as one of the new and important voices of his generation. The book sold over 300,000 copies, was published in twenty-four countries, and was hailed by The New York Times as "fast as speed, relentless as acid." The Third Brother is his highly anticipated second novel. "The story is backpacker kids going to Bangkok to do ecstasy," Analect says. "Just don't get arrested." Mike is interning in Hong Kong when his editor, a friend of his father's, gives him the assignment, and a mission: find Christopher Dorr, a brilliant journalist gone AWOL. So begins a propulsive journey that will take a young man grasping after his identity headlong through fast nights in Thailand, into the grip of family tragedy, and into the heart of September 11, 2001. Along the way he encounters a kaleidoscope of characters-the Flying Circus, a hard-living band of journalists trying to expose the Thai government's murderous repression of drug dealers; Tweety, an inexplicably alluring prostitute hungry to leave her world of poverty and desperation; and the third brother, a mysterious, imaginary sibling created by Mike's haunted older brother. Through it all, Mike must come to terms with the legacies of his troubled family and privileged upbringing. "He knew that if you grow up with money, you don't think about being rich and that the same is probably true of courage. But if you grow up with lies, you find out that some lies become true. Mike knew this and so did not lie. Except to himself, about his parents." The Third Brother moves with the speed and purpose of a bullet through the complexities of life in a Third-World capital of illicit hedonism, to the unspeakable horror of 9/11, and to the polished life of academia, offering a devastating portrait of a family caught between love and turmoil, and of a young man stretching to come to terms with

The highly anticipated second novel from the author of the internationally best-selling Twelve Nick McDonell's Twelve created a sensation around the world, establishing its seventeen-year-old author as one of the new and important voices of his generation. The book sold over 300,000 copies, was published in twenty-four countries, and was hailed by The New York Times as "fast as speed, relentless as acid." The Third Brother is his highly anticipated second novel. "The story is backpacker kids going to Bangkok to do ecstasy," Analect says. "Just don't get arrested." Mike is interning in Hong Kong when his editor, a friend of his father's, gives him the assignment, and a mission: find Christopher Dorr, a brilliant journalist gone AWOL. So begins a propulsive journey that will take a young man grasping after his identity headlong through fast nights in Thailand, into the grip of family tragedy, and into the heart of September 11, 2001. Along the way he encounters a kaleidoscope of characters-the Flying Circus, a hard-living band of journalists trying to expose the Thai government's murderous repression of drug dealers; Tweety, an inexplicably alluring prostitute hungry to leave her world of poverty and desperation; and the third brother, a mysterious, imaginary sibling created by Mike's haunted older brother. Through it all, Mike must come to terms with the legacies of his troubled family and privileged upbringing. "He knew that if you grow up with money, you don't think about being rich and that the same is probably true of courage. But if you grow up with lies, you find out that some lies become true. Mike knew this and so did not lie. Except to himself, about his parents." The Third Brother moves with the speed and purpose of a bullet through the complexities of life in a Third-World capital of illicit hedonism, to the unspeakable horror of 9/11, and to the polished life of academia, offering a devastating portrait of a family caught between love and turmoil, and of a young man stretching to come to terms with
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The highly anticipated second novel from the author of the internationally best-selling Twelve Nick McDonell's Twelve created a sensation around the world, establishing its seventeen-year-old author as one of the new and important voices of his generation. The book sold over 300,000 copies, was published in twenty-four countries, and was hailed by The New York Times as "fast as speed, relentless as acid." The Third Brother is his highly anticipated second novel. "The story is backpacker kids going to Bangkok to do ecstasy," Analect says. "Just don't get arrested." Mike is interning in Hong Kong when his editor, a friend of his father's, gives him the assignment, and a mission: find Christopher Dorr, a brilliant journalist gone AWOL. So begins a propulsive journey that will take a young man grasping after his identity headlong through fast nights in Thailand, into the grip of family tragedy, and into the heart of September 11, 2001. Along the way he encounters a kaleidoscope of characters-the Flying Circus, a hard-living band of journalists trying to expose the Thai government's murderous repression of drug dealers; Tweety, an inexplicably alluring prostitute hungry to leave her world of poverty and desperation; and the third brother, a mysterious, imaginary sibling created by Mike's haunted older brother. Through it all, Mike must come to terms with the legacies of his troubled family and privileged upbringing. "He knew that if you grow up with money, you don't think about being rich and that the same is probably true of courage. But if you grow up with lies, you find out that some lies become true. Mike knew this and so did not lie. Except to himself, about his parents." The Third Brother moves with the speed and purpose of a bullet through the complexities of life in a Third-World capital of illicit hedonism, to the unspeakable horror of 9/11, and to the polished life of academia, offering a devastating portrait of a family caught between love and turmoil, and of a young man stretching to come to terms with

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:18