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Macmillan Children's Book

The Infinite Noise

A Bright Sessions Novel

The Bright Sessions (Volume 1)

Author: Lauren Shippen; read by Briggon Snow and James Fouhey

The Infinite Noise

The Infinite Noise

$26.99

About This Book

"Narrators James Fouhey and Briggon Snow give stellar performances in this quiet YA romance...Both narrators authentically capture the ups and downs of teen romance and keep listeners engaged."...

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09/24/2019

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"Narrators James Fouhey and Briggon Snow give stellar performances in this quiet YA romance...Both narrators authentically capture the ups and downs of teen romance and keep listeners engaged." -- AudioFile Magazine

Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions.

Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond “typical.”

Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand.

Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist—who seems to know a lot more than she lets on—and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be.

“What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?” (Vox on The Bright Sessions)

Imprint Publisher

Macmillan Young Listeners

ISBN

9781250243416

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Praise for The Bright Sessions

"Narrators James Fouhey and Briggon Snow give stellar performances in this quiet YA romance. Caleb, portrayed by Snow, is an Atypical--an empath who can feel other people's emotions. Adam, portrayed by Fouhey, is a bookish loner with a lot of big feelings. As Caleb learns to manage his ability, the two boys are drawn together. When Caleb is overwhelmed by emotions, Snow increases the volume and speed of his narration, bringing listeners right into Caleb's churning mind. Fouhey perfectly captures quiet, observant Adam with a slower narration, reflecting both the careful way Adam thinks and the pain of his depressive episodes. Both narrators authentically capture the ups and downs of teen romance and keep listeners engaged with an audiobook in which emotions, rather than plot, take center stage." -AudioFile Magazine

“Created by the brilliant Lauren Shippen, The Bright Sessions is probably my number one favorite podcast right now.” —Patricia Thang, Book Riot

“[The Bright Sessions] combines shades of The X-Files and the HBO psychotherapy drama In Treatment, plus the youthful characters of a WB drama like Roswell or Smallville, into one compulsively listenable tale.... A testament to the simple power of good storytelling.” —Vox

“Radio dramas for the podcast age often veer towards either solid writing or engrossing performances. Rare is the show that satisfies on both fronts like The Bright Sessions.... Shippen never loses sight of the impressive character work that drives the show.” —IndieWire

“Part Professor X, part Sigmund Freud, Dr. Bright has a specialty: treating 'the strange and unusual....' Start at the beginning and binge away an afternoon on Dr. Bright’s couch.” —WIRED

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The Infinite Noise

The Infinite Noise

$26.99