Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5747-1 $29.95 Three CDs
Russell Boulter's confident narration will have listeners believing seven impossible things before breakfast. After all, a giant made of toffee who emerges from a cryogenic state in a London candy factory might be a farfetched idea for some. But Boulter makes the most of this fanciful story of a boy and his monster. Factory owner Miss Butterworth shares the secret story of Clum, the toffee monster, in an authentic crotchety voice. As the story of Clum's creation and tragic downfall unfolds, Boulter builds dramatic tension without ever overacting. Even better are the gurgles, grunts, and slurps that emerge from the mouth of the toffee monster. Boulter brings this story fully to life with his strong performance. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]
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