The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

A Novel
Written by: Mathias Malzieu
Narrated by: Jim Dale
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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

A Novel
Written by: Mathias Malzieu | Narrated by: Jim Dale
A “phantasmagorical” listen (Booklist): In 1874, a sickly infant is saved from the brink of death by an unorthodox procedure. Warned that his clockwork heart could fail if he ever falls in love, Jack grows up and does just that… Beloved narrator Jim Dale’s “lovely English accent, gift for creating voices, and mastery of pace and intensity make this performance a real treat” (AudioFile).

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Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near dead when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. It is in her orphanage that Jack grows up, amid tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine. Dr. Madeleine warns Jack that his heart is too...

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