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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

John Boyne; Read by Euan Morton

Macmillan Young Listeners

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The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place. . . . in John Boyne's Stay Where You Are and Then Leave.

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Praise for Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

“Euan Morton's fully voiced narration is stunning.” —School Library Journal

“Narrator Euan Morton's presentation will capture all ages as Archie tackles the war head-on from home.” —AudioFile Magazine

“In the final pages, the tension rises precipitously and the harrowing ending, in which Bruno does finally act, is sure to take readers' breath away.” —Publishers Weekly on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“Deeply affecting. . . beautiful and sparsely written.” —The Wall Street Journal on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“A small wonder of a book . . . this is what fiction is supposed to do.” —The Guardian on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“Powerful and unsettling . . . as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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About the author

John Boyne; Read by Euan Morton

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of several novels. Boyne's celebrated The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was winner of the Irish Book Award Children's Book of the Year, as well as numerous other awards and commendations. It was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the International IMPAC Literary Award and was made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 40 languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.


Euan Morton's narration credits include Christopher Moore's Fool and Sacre Bleu, Neil Gaiman's Stories, Eoin Colfer's Benny books, and Frank Herbert's Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. Morton's breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut).

John Boyne

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Euan Morton

Euan Morton