Library Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6169-6 $45.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-6706-3 $14.00
Marian Hale brings to life the devastating hurricane that virtually obliterated Galveston, Texas, in 1900. Stephen Hoye is the voice of 17-year-old Seth, who arrives in Galveston with his family in late August just before the storm. One of Hoye's gifts is his ability to give voice to boys growing into manhood, who are searching for their own identities as they yearn to be accepted as adults in their families. Hoye conveys the frustration of an eldest son feeling put-upon when called to care for his younger sibling, the shyness of his "first love," and the unbelievable devastation of the storm of the century, which he witnesses. While recommended for older children, this story will hold the interest of listeners of any age. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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