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THE BOOK OF CHARLIE Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man

by | Read by David Von Drehle

Biography & Memoir • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

David Von Drehle warmly narrates his audiobook about his neighbor, Charlie. In search of a topic for a book he can share with his children, Von Drehle finds the perfect subject right next door. Charlie, who is 109 years old, shares stories with Von Drehle that "unlock the time machine of memory." Charlie's life is filled with fascinating experiences: He served in the military, then took on medical school, funding his studies by playing in a jazz band. Listeners familiar with Bill Bryson will recognize a similar approach here. Woven among Charlie's recollections are key moments of history through which the author provides deeper context and meaning to his story. Drehle's voice imbues the proceedings with a gentle folksiness. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797153476 $19.99

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