Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 140255561X $37.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1402565852 $48.00/ $11.50(R) Five CDs
George's knowledge of the natural world is showcased in this novel, set in the Okefenokee Swamp. The story of two estranged 14-year-old twins who find each other while on separate outings is dwarfed at times by the magnitude of nature lore and the details of survival. With camps at opposite ends of fabled Paradise Island, Jack and Jake are brought together by a bear cub, turkey pullets, and a dog. Just as water in the swamp is in constant motion and has a story to tell, so Nathan Landrum moves the story along purposefully. The details of the plot and its fast pace keep the listener on edge. Landrum adds spice with an occasional song, swamp call, or snarl of a disgruntled visitor. A.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]