cover image Doll Bones

Doll Bones

Holly Black, read by Nick Podehl. Listening Library, unabridged, five CDs, 5.25 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-0-8041-2290-0

When Zach’s father insists that the games he—and friends Poppy and Alice—play with dolls must end, the three friends refuse to let their imaginations die. Instead, they set out on an epic adventure involving a china doll that just might be made from the bones of a murdered girl. And along the way, they discover that there could be more to what was once a simple backyard game. Narrator Nick Podehl delivers a fun-filled reading that will delight this audiobook’s young-adult target audience. Podhel delivery is simple, his pacing steady, and his performance one that skillfully captures all the action of this imaginative tale. Ages 10-14. A Margaret K. McElderry paperback. (May)