Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine) Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two ...
11-year-old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire.
One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument.
What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.