The Hour I First Believed

Wally Lamb, Author
Wally Lamb, Author , read by George Guidall. HarperAudio $75 (
, unabridged, 20 CDs, 25.5 hrs., $75 ISBN ) ISBN 978-0-06-170303-4
Reviewed on: 12/22/2008
Release date: 11/01/2008

Lamb’s third novel tackles the Columbine high school shooting head on as he places his fictional protagonists into the horrific events of April 1999. Caelum and his wife, Maureen, move to Colorado for teaching jobs at Columbine not long before the shootings. As the events unfold, Maureen finds herself in harms way but luckily survives, only to be haunted by the occurrence. Narrator George Guidall reads with an earnest, familiar voice. He draws listeners into this fascinating tale with nothing more than raw emotion and honesty; rarely does such a straightforward performance tap into the human psyche so effectively. A HarperCollins hardcover. (Nov.)

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