Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5065-9 $94.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7927-5154-0 $59.95
Bad luck and bad judgment cause a teenage boy to face a hostile world far from family and friends. As young Davie suffers year in, year out, the listener, along with the hapless young man, must continually relive the traumatic night of his mother's death. Narrator Christian Rodska relates this dreary story in solemn tones befitting the subject matter and portrays the many English country voices and accents well. Female voices are more of a challenge, but the listener can easily discern who is speaking. Rodska has the ability to hold the listener in this dark world until the final chapter brings respite. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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