Dancing Carl

by Gary Paulsen, read by Nick Podehl. Brilliance Audio, 2012. 2 hours, 21 mins; 2 discs


The year Marsh and Willy turn twelve, they have a life-changing encounter with troubled war veteran Carl, the unofficial caretaker of the community ice rink. Podehl and Paulsen are a perfect team, revealing characters’ vulnerability and the story’s deeper themes.




Awards Won

Title Year
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
To select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Full list can be found here.
2013 - Selection(s)