Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-1163-9 $82.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-1165-3 $123.75 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $31.47
Cynthia Darlow’s performance of this beautiful story of a woman living with schizophrenia dazzles the listener. Darlow’s throaty voice carries the narrative along as she also creates expert vocal characterizations. She applies a simple Southern accent to protagonist Gracie and gives a unique airy tone to the internal voices that urge Gracie to leave home and pursue art. Mama Toot, Gracie’s savior, receives a stunning vocalization that keeps the listener laughing. As the large cast of characters and their intertwined relationships unfold, Darlow is triumphant in bringing to life such diverse individuals as African-American preachers, a stuttering psychiatrist, and a charming boy. Both inspiring and humorous, this story of love, personal growth, and strength isn’t one to miss. J.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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