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Publisher's Summary

Turtle Moon transports the listener to Verity, Florida, a place where anything can happen during the month of May, when migrating sea turtles come to town, mistaking the glow of the streetlights for the moon.

A young single mother is murdered in her apartment and her baby is gone. Keith, a 12-year-old boy in the same apartment building - the self-styled "meanest boy" in town - also disappears.

In pursuit of the baby, the boy and the killer, are Keith's divorced mother and a cop who himself was once considered the meanest boy in town. Their search leads them down the humid byways of a Florida populated almost exclusively by people from somewhere else; emotional refugees seeking sanctuary along the swampy coast.

©1997 Alice Hoffman (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"She knows how to manipulate suspense and tug the heartstrings; with its cinematic flow and larger-than-life characters, her novel will make a wonderful movie." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Pure Hoffman: her take on the tropics is haunting, hypnotic, and hot as a fever dream." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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An enchanting story

This is a very enjoyable story. I am glad I went with the audio version because the narrator's voice is perfect for the story.

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Good Story, Wrong Narrator

This was a good story, but Narrator was Not a good match. Makes me wonder who decides who is reading

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Turtle moon

It's a lovely , poetic book, beautifully written, and beautifully read.I loved and recommend
It whole heartedly.

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Disappointing

It is hard to determine whether this book was just edited poorly or if the author wrote it haphazardly.
Either way someone should have caught the number of times "shivering" occurred in this story that was set in a hot climate and deleted the unnecessary references to an angel.

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Wrong narrator

So-so story, didn't like the narration or the " beeps" on the soundtrack. Might have been better with a different narrator.