I actually am listening to it on my Ipod. It is a well done narrative- with different readers taking on the different parts- but I also have the book- which is important to have as a companion- because of the way it is written and laid out- there are pages with drawings,pictures, lists. It is so unconventional- which makes it that much more brilliant.
Very quickly, it is about a 9 year old boy genius Oskar whose dad died on 9/11. His grandmother is a Holocaust survivor, if Im not mistaken (I have tried to not read any reviews )- I know it sounds bleak and horrible- but it's not. Thanks to Tricia for telling me it's her favorite book,buying it for me and gently prodding me to pick it up when I didn't.
It is extremely clever and incredibly moving.