Trade Ed. Penguin Audiobooks 2003
CS ISBN 0142800198 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0142800333 $25.95 Six CDs
John McDonough reads this endearing holiday tale, along with two bonus Christmas stories. After narrating several audiobooks in the Mitford series, he has grown into the role. McDonough's deep, gentle voice matches the simple lifestyles of Karon's characters. He gives a natural voice to the town's residents and charms with his vocal characterizations. The listener feels Mule Skinner's discomfort at abandoning a cozy diner and the tender emotions of Father Tim. McDonough endears himself to the reader with his portrayal of the elderly, ill, and impoverished Uncle Billy. As the mountain man frets over the "Santy" he must provide for his schizophrenic wife, McDonough's depiction resonates with the Christmas spirit. J.J.B. 2004 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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