Library Ed. Live Oak Media 2006
CS ISBN 9781595197603 $18.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 9781595197610 $22.95 Two CDs
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, long tormented by his classmate, the brutish Bubba, goes undercover as "Shredderman" to expose the bully. Using the technological expertise that has earned him the nickname "Byrd the Nerd," Shredderman turns the tables on Bubba and becomes an avenging legend. Daniel Young, age 11, has an appropriately higher-pitched voice that is perfect for this narration. His rhythm, intonation, and expressiveness project the tone of a boy on a mission. Occasionally, the pace is uneven and the words garbled, but Young triumphs in the role of Nolan. The jazzy music and sound effects further add to the performance. This story will be enjoyed by anyone who has fantasized about exacting justice. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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