The Little Book

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Selden Edwards

Narrated By: Jeff Woodman

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: August 2008

Duration: 15 hours 0 minutes


Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history.

Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Bette F

    I enjoyed the book. Being a Bostonian, it had special meaning to me since my children attended "St. Gregs". I was sorry to miss meeting Selden Edward's at the Savannah Book Festival a couple of years back. I did not like the narrator's Boston accent and felt it very contrived. The rest of the narration was very good. It is an excellent book but it got a little repetitive toward the end. Historically I found it informative and interesting.