Trade Ed. Focus on the Family/ Tyndale Audio 2005
CS ISBN $22.97 Three cassettes
CD ISBN $22.97 Three CDs
Corrie ten Boom was the leader of the Dutch Underground during WWII. This play, adapted from her classic memoir, is staged expertly. Sound effects ground readers in space--a dog's yelp, the ticking of 10 watches--and guide emotional response. Each voice comes through clearly, and characters are differentiated from one another--including minor ones. One can even tell each character’s location in space and how he or she is interacting. The writing and directing, however, are more limited. Though this is a story of real heroes whose faith compelled them to hide Jews from the Nazis, they seem flattened, like characters in a melodrama, and, therefore, not quite believable. G.T.B. 2006 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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