The Final Solution

The Final Solution

A Story of Detection

Audiobook CD - 2004
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In wartime England, an old detective comes out of retirement to solve the case of a mute German-Jewish boy and his parrot, and their connection to a murder.
Publisher: Hampton, NH : BBC Audiobooks America, p2004
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780792734369
079273436X
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hrs., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: York, Michael 1942-

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Feb 28, 2017

Although not classed as a children's book, I think it ought to be. It was entertaining and fresh and playful with its use of language, the humour created with exaggeration and sarcasm. It was delightful and I will be (eventually) reading more from Chabon. The book was narrated masterfully by York (famous for playing Tybalt in Zeffirelli's version of Romeo and Juliet), giving each character their own voice and altering the intonation to indicate slyness, subdued smart-alec-ness, and the sarcasm mentioned above.

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lorneinvan
Jan 19, 2016

Great story, I like the character development. the overall themes it touches on and his beautiful prose

Angela_biblio Nov 11, 2010

Excellent narration by Michael York.

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DellaMaison
Aug 15, 2009

This is an excellent little detective story. What is not to love about 1) An old man who keeps bees yet has an innate knowledge of people and their motivations. 2) The love between a boy and his pet - his unique pet. 3) An espionage, WWII, secret code, mystery. All this is wrapped in a short, fast-paced little gem.
Michael York is an excellent reader of this if you get the audio version.

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