Pinned: A Novel
Alfred C. Martino, Mark Shanahan
(Audiofy/Listen & Live, Jan. 1, 2005)
This Audiofy audiobook chip packs Mark Shanahan's full 7 hour reading of "Pinned: A Novel" on a tiny memory card. A single Audiofy audiobook chip, hardly larger than a stamp, holds a complete digital audiobook, and saves the last listening position automatically, unlike CDs. With an SD memory card slot or low-cost adapter - like those for digital cameras - this Audiofy audiobook chip can be played on Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh desktop computers or laptops (Microsoft Windows XP/2000/Me/98, or Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above) or transferred to Apple iPod media players. Audiobook chips also move seamlessly to most Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld PDAs with SD expansion slots, as well as Treo and Windows Mobile "smartphones" (Palm OS 5.2 or Windows Mobile 2002 and above)... Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, high school seniors, in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship. For Ivan, a state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away and will, perhaps, stem his father's continued withdrawal from life. Despite distractions from the pressures of adolescent love, Bobby realizes the coveted title may be his only hope for salvation. AUTHOR: Wrestling has been a part of Alfred C. Martino's life for thirty years. He has competed on the midget, junior high, high school (Millburn, NJ), and collegiate (Duke '86) levels, as well as coached Millburn's youth program for five years. He has worked as a staff reporter for the El Segundo Herald (CA) and The Beach Reporter. NARRATOR: Mark Shanahan, a New York City resident, has appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, off-Broadway, and on film and television. AWARDS: Texas Library Association's Tayshas Reading List 2006-2007; YALSA's 'Best Books For Young Adults' Nominee; Junior Library Guild Selection; AudioFile Magazine 'Earphones' Award; Richie's Picks selection; Brodart's TOP Young Adult Titles list; The Quills Award nominee - Teen Category.