Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2006
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4570-6 $34.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7044-9 $36.00 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
You can’t go wrong with narrator Scott Brick. He does a particularly fine job with THE MARTIAN CHILD, a poignant story of a gay man who adopts a troubled boy who believes he is a Martian changeling. Except for the man’s tendency to call the young boy “sweetheart” into his teens, the main character is completely sympathetic in his efforts to understand the lad’s twisted mind. Brick is surprisingly effective as Dennis, the young boy, speaking with a convincing nonchalance that gives way to rage. Brick brings listeners along even as Gerrold begins to believe his son actually could be an alien. (A side note: Author David Gerrold wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of “Star Trek.”) M.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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