Heft

  • by Liz Moore
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A heartwarming novel about larger-than-life characters and second chances....
Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel's own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's HouseHeft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.

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What the Critics Say

“A suspenseful, restorative novel from one of our fine young voices.” (Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author)
“In Heft, Liz Moore creates a cast of vulnerable, lonely misfits that will break your heart and then make it soar. What a terrific novel!” (Ann Hood, best-selling author of The Red Thread)
“This is the real deal, Liz Moore is the real deal - she’s written a novel that will stick with you long after you’ve finished it.” (Russell Banks, Pulitzer Prize finalist)

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Customer Reviews

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well worth a listen

This book was made especially good by the narrators. A real gem of a story, poignant, thoughtful and touching.
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- jennifer

A book with weight

Would you consider the audio edition of Heft to be better than the print version?

The narrator of Arthur Opp is especially excellent.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Heft?

When Arthur goes for a walk for the first time. Never has a journey to the park being such an adventure.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many.... This is a sentimental journey.


Any additional comments?

I have 99 audiobooks in my library. This is one of the best.

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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-02-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.