Trade Ed. BTC Audiobooks 2005
CD ISBN 0864923988 $29.95 Three CDs
Aspiring narrators and writers will be awed by the melodious symphony created by Judy Mahbey's interpretation of Munro's words. Mahbey's inflections, tones, and pacing harmonize beautifully with the unique imagery woven into the story of Del Jordan's adolescence. The narrator's pretty voice highlights the protagonist's struggles with religion, scholarship, and sex, and lends itself to characterization of Del's forward-thinking mother and more traditional best friend. Mahbey captures the genuine emotion wrapped up in a young girl's coming-of-age and is equally capable in moments of joy, despair, embarrassment, triumph, and confusion. It is difficult to imagine a better pairing of storyteller and reader. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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