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Author Malzieu, Mathias.

Title The boy with the cuckoo-clock heart [OverDrive electronic resource] / [a novel] by Mathias Malzieu.

Publication Info. Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2010]
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Playing Time 045313
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 70239 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Performer Read by Jim Dale.
Note Duration: 4:53:13.
Summary Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near dead when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine-- witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans-- who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. It is in her orphanage that Jack grows up, amid tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine. Dr. Madeleine warns Jack that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. But of course, he does, on his tenth birthday, and with head-over-heels abandon, for a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But it's not only Jack's heart that's at risk, it's his very life. Now begins a wild journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Andalusia, where Jack will finally learn the great joys-- and the greater costs-- of owning a fully formed heart.
Subject Heart, Artificial -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Orphans -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Love stories.
Added Author Dale, Jim, narrator.
Added Title Mécanique du cœur. English.
Other Form: Original 1441726594 (OCoLC)537352533
ISBN 9781441726629 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1441726624 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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