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  • By: Bobby Palmer
  • Narrated by: Johnny Flynn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Isaac and the Egg

By: Bobby Palmer
Narrated by: Johnny Flynn
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Publisher's Summary

One of the most hopeful, honest and wildly imaginative novels you will ever listen to.

This is the story of Isaac and the Egg, a grieving young man and his unforgettable new friend, who meet at exactly the right time.

Isaac stands alone on a bridge and screams.

Something screams back.

And that, like everything which follows, is unforgettable.

This is an audiobook about a lot of things - grief, hope, friendship, love. It's also about what you'd do if you stumbled into the woods at dawn, found something extraordinary there, and decided to take it home.

It's a tale that might seem familiar. But how it speaks to you will depend on how you've lived until now.

Sometimes, to get out of the woods, you have to go into them. Isaac and the Egg is one of the most hopeful, honest and wildly imaginative novels you will ever listen to.

©2022 Bobby Palmer (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Truly one of the most beautiful stories you'll ever read." (Joanna Cannon)

"A mad, sad, funny debut." (Patrick Gale)

"This book is just magic." (Kate Sawyer)

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Egg-Cellent

I found Johnny Flynns voice very soothing and it suited this story! Such a sad story that was filled with comically timed moments. Definitely recommend
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Bridges

I absolutely loved this story where the motif of a bridge symbolised the journey between child and adulthood, grief and hope, life and death, reality and imagination. Similarly Egg stands for so much more than the friend that helps Isaac heal - Egg is love. A part of me saw Egg as a symbol for Mary, someone he had fun with, his best friend, his wife, the person who helped him become an adult. Although Egg isn’t real, Egg brings reality back into Isaac’s life - makes him responsible for living and going on. This oxymoron is so cleverly suggested and described, it left me feeling in awe of the author’s sill. I highly recommend this tremendously sad, heartwarming story.

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Beautiful story

A heartwarming story and a real tear-jerker. I would definitely recommend this lovely book.

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Narrator excelled

Johnny Flynn’s narration of this book was superb and sent me searching to find more that he had done.

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An amazing book

At first I found this an intriguing sort of book-by the end an all time favourite.
The narrator is amazing.
It is beautiful,unique and at times heart wrenching-I sobbed out loud!

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super descriptive read

took me a little bit to get into it - seemed a bit strange in the beginning however I pushed through and it became a favourite. the egg is such a loveable character. beautiful story of the journey of grief.

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Wonderful

Excellent narration
Wonderful story that reminded me a bit of Douglas Adams with its off beat humour.
Well constructed and beautifully written.
I enjoyed every minute. Thank you.

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Oh my gosh

ALL THE FEELS. What a weird and exquisite book that was - a journey through an incredible imagination that still remains grounded in real life, in what matters. I'm so grateful that this was recommended to me.

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Wonderful narrator.

Would listen to more books by this narrator, he's excellent and made the story come to life.

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Sublime.

I considered giving up in the first couple of hours as it was too miserable and too weird. However, I cracked on as there was no question, the writing and narration were superb. Then it got to a point that I was so invested, there was no question of finishing. And then, boom, I'm bawling my eyes out and unable to function while I finished it. Stunning, original, divine.

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