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The Talisman
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2014
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Edition:
Unabridged
Lexile measure:
880L
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On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America-and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, the Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin. —from the audiobook jacket
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Street Date:
07/01/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781470348731
Lexile measure:
880
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APA Citation (style guide)

Peter Straub. (2014). The Talisman. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Peter Straub. 2014. The Talisman. Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Peter Straub, The Talisman. Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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Peter Straub. The Talisman. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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