The One-in-a-Million Boy

A rich story of hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and bound by an act of human devotion.

By Monica Wood Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla Family Life / Literary English, Unabridged 10h 28m Sell Sheet Also available on
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9 Audio CDs April 12, 2016 $34.99 $24.99 9781520003771 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs April 12, 2016 $19.99 $14.99 9781520003818 Add to Cart
							*Indie Next List April 2016

For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records–obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges. For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood.

"...should appeal to readers who enjoy the family-centered novels of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah." - Booklist

"This is a book of heartbreaking beauty. That an 11-year-old boy could bring together so many people of starkly contrasting interests is, in itself, amazing. But that he could bring them together in such a way as to form deep, lasting bonds is truly remarkable. Monica Wood has accomplished a feat of staggering wonder with THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY." - Bookreporter

“Ciulla's open performance and slightly hurried pacing for the boy perfectly translate his unfiltered but sweet nature. After the boy dies, his father, Quinn, an itinerant musician, takes over the chores. Ona and Quinn's unlikely bond helps Quinn understand his unusual son. Quinn didn't always fulfill his parental responsibilities but Ciulla makes his fundamental decency and kindness clear to the listener.” - AudioFile Magazine

Indie Next Winner - Awards

"Narrated by the gifted Chris Ciulla, the story is taken to a whole new level thanks to his inflections and tones...from voicing a 104-year old woman to an 11-year old boy...Chris Ciulla does so with grace and affection...phenomenal." -