48 Shades of Brown

Genre: Young Adult

48 Shades of Brown

Performed by:
Francis Greenslade

Mother, your boy is a loser. It's possible that the object of most urgent desire thinks I'm a bird-nerd. And I suspect I might be competing for her affections with a dog she recently pashed.…A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his 22-year-old bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place.Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to master calculus. Trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much more confusing.Pointed, sharp and very, very funny, 48 Shades of Brown tells the truth about being not quite seventeen—a time when everyone offers you advice, and nobody takes you seriously.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of 12 books, including a number of bestsellers published internationally in English and in translation. His earlier title 48 Shades of Brown, which won a CBC Book of the Year, Older Readers award, was recently adapted and released as a feature-film and is also available in audio by Bolinda.
Francis Greenslade

Francis Greenslade began performing with Adelaide University Footlights and has since worked extensively in theatre and television. Theatre companies he has worked for include Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company and Playbox. But Francis is probably best known for his television appearances in The Micallef Programme, Full Frontal and the new hit show Winners and Losers.

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