Retail pak Simon& Schuster Audio 1997
CS ISBN 0671574353 $12.00 One cassettes
Wherever we are, we all know how to celebrate spring. Charles Kuralt narrates his collection of anecdotes in his familiar, avuncular style. Traveling to a wide range of locales, Kuralt instructs us about the rites of spring across America. The clank of sap buckets may be the sound in New England, but in the Okefenokee swamp the roar of alligators marks the season. The program is lighthearted as Kuralt shares his enthusiasm, not only for the season and all its new beginnings and awakenings, but also for all the different people and traditions at each stop. He astutely finds charming, articulate and unusual characters who succinctly portray themselves and their interests. Kuralt also shares just enough of himself, telling us, for example, of his delight with a narcissus named for him. Music and sounds from each location, from brass bands to bird songs, enliven each anecdote and locale. Beautifully edited studio sound is seamlessly added, and the background noise of the live conversations adds color without too much distraction. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 97]
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