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Title:
Lark and The Truth of Things (MP3)
Series:
The Truth of Things
Written by:
Anthony McGowan 
Read by:
Dario Coates 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
8 hours 5 minutes 
MP3 size:
362 MB 
Published:
January 01 2022 
Available Date:
January 01 2022 
Age Category:
Young Adult (13+) 
ISBN:
9781867590590 
Genres:
Fiction; Children's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; General Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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Award winning author
UK Author

Winner CILIP Carnegie Medal / Children's Book 2020
Winner AudioFile Earphones Award 2022

A collected edition of the stunning and moving stories from The Truth of Things series by award-winning author, Anthony McGowan.

The Truth of Things: Life is pretty tough for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum is gone and their dad has had his troubles. Money is tight and people can be cruel about Kenny's learning difficulties. But through it all, the brothers stick together, sharing adventures and their love of the natural world, while finding humour in the most difficult of circumstances. Lark: Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive ...

'Narrator Dario Coates is outstanding in his performance of these four extraordinary short stories. Each one includes a preface describing an event in nature that sets the stage for an adventure involving two teenagers, Nicky and his brother, Kenny. As Nicky narrates their exploits, he shares stories and memories that offer a deeper understanding of the boys' close relationship. Together, they've struggled with Kenny's special needs, bullying, poverty, their mother's departure, their father's depression, and, ultimately, their ability to turn things around. Coates depicts authentic, multidimensional personalities with an engaging Yorkshire accent, creating thoroughly relatable characters. His flawless pacing and presentation of the story's visual imagery, misery, and humor take McGowan's compelling prose to another level. This is a gritty and hopeful listen.'
AudioFile Magazine

'Lyrical, warm, honest and unflinching, it's everything YA should be.'
Andy Stanton

'A standalone masterpiece.' (on Rook)
Julia Hale, Chair of Judges, 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal

'Never have three sparsely written novellas packed such an emotional punch. Not a word is wasted and, for me, they are the absolute definition of the word classic.'
Phil Earle, award-winning author of Being Billy