Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2002
CS ISBN 0792727061 $54.95 Six cassettes
In LEAVING EDEN's coming-of-age story, Tallie Brock is a motherless teenager growing up in a Virginia town. Determined to leave and make it big in Hollywood, Tallie learns some important lessons along the way that bring her both solace and security. Reader Pamela Steele hits the mark, bringing such life and believability to her portrayals of characters and their emotions that each soon becomes someone we all know. Steele mirrors LeClaire's writing by rendering even dramatic and poignant situations in the low-key mode of real people dealing with life's traumas. This combination of compelling story and skilled reader is a laudable addition to the Sound Library collection. P.H.M. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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