Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2000
CS ISBN 0754051706 $32.95 Four cassettes
Some children's stories teach, some amuse, and some are next to worthless. This story is in the last category. In this obnoxious fantasy a sheltered boy experiences the city and all its terror. BBC radio actor David Holt reads with appropriate diction for the characters. His voice resonates deeply for King Streetwise and rises high and whiny for the vain Pumpkin. However, his professionalism cannot redeem a bad plot. Psychological torture and violence makes this book inappropriate for any audience, let alone children. Skip this one--you are better off listening to the birds in the trees or even traffic. A.G.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]
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