Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0606-6 $34.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4001-5606-1 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $17.49
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-3606-3 $69.99 Nine CDs
David Drummond's delivery of narrative is straightforward and well paced. In delivering dialogue, however, heartfelt emotions color his reading. In this memoir young Andy is taken from his mother, Hope, when she shows neither the mental nor financial ability to care for him. Drummond's portrayal of Andy has the longing and wistfulness of a son who adores his mother and grieves their parting. In foster homes, Drummond portrays Andy as a good boy, despite his subtle defiance. One foster mother, Mrs. Leonard, is easily enraged, and Drummond's harsh Germanic tones for her character are effectively menacing. He is also spot-on in his characterizations of the social workers who do little to aid the boy's suffering. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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