Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-0454-9 $30.95 Four cassettes
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-0453-2 $30.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-0458-7 $46.75 Four CDs
With a slight Western accent, Steven Boyer tells the story of Will and his brain-damaged identical twin, Denny. During their fifteenth summer Will grapples with conflicting emotions. Torn between his love of ranch life and rodeo events and his feelings of obligation toward his brother, Will harbors a combination of patience and frustration. It is only when Denny unexpectedly accompanies him on a forbidden rodeo trip that Will is able to reconcile their relationship. Descriptions of ranch and rodeo life are especially good, with the pace of the narration increasing as the rodeo events unfold. Boyer captures the anger and pain of both brothers with distinct voices. A flash flood, an encounter with a rattlesnake, and the desire for a satisfying future for both brothers keep the listener engaged. L.D.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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