Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf audiobook

Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime

By Allan Wolf
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Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he’s also the kind of guy who’s always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he is murdered. Here, in a stunning multivoiced narrative—including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer—and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017

Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.

Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he’s also the kind of guy who’s always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he is murdered.

Here, in a stunning multivoiced narrative—including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer—and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping mystery as well as a thoughtful character study…Recommended for most YA collections, this fast-paced novel will appeal to reluctant readers as well as fans of mystery and suspense.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Wolf’s dynamic, multifaceted characters come vividly alive through their distinct speaking voices and their struggle to come to terms with not only their guilt but the senselessness of the universe is deeply affecting. Artful, thoughtful, and utterly captivating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Tangled interrelationships among the teens are thoroughly believable, and readers will find plenty of intrigue in their aggregated points of view.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Author

Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of award-winning novels, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic; New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery; and Zane’s Trace. His poetry books include Immersed in Verse, The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts, and More Than Friends. He is former educational director for Poetry Alive!, a national touring company that presents theatrical poetry shows for all ages. Twice winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, he is one of the founding fathers of the National Poetry Slam movement, and he can recite hundreds of poems from memory.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 4.90
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English