Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 1855498766 $9.95 One cassettes
Louis is a chatterbox-can he be quiet for a whole hour, let alone seven hours? Stephen Thorne's superb comic timing and nuanced inflection have listeners laughing as teachers and friends weigh in with disbelief, all the while hoping that Louis will actually remain silent for a whole school day. In a relaxed narrative style, Thorne gives some of the more extreme characters their own hilarious voices. As Grandma, he reads in singsong at a nonstop pace-we feel our own tension rising in reaction to her constant chatter. Teachers and parents aching for peace and quiet, and children themselves, will applaud Stephen Thorne as Louis learns so much more than he ever imagined. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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