Library Ed. Recorded Books 1996
CS ISBN 0-7887-0494-X $24.00 Three cassettes
Willie Morris is somewhere between fellow Mississippians Faulkner and Grisham--not truly great, not enormously popular, but highly worthwhile nonetheless. This work is a captivating reminiscence of a 1940’s childhood, the story of a boy and his dog, which, like all dogs belonging to adoring boys, can do all manner of things better than most mortals. Reader Frank Muller is outstanding, providing, in a richly evocative voice, a sense of time and place that matches the book perfectly. He’s in complete control of content and himself, dramatic when he needs to be, matter-of-fact at other times, always a thoughtful and engaging first-person narrator looking back at a distant childhood. This audiobook merits the attention of all audio fans, in particular those now called “senior,” who will recall with fond nostalgia the times evoked by Morris and Muller. T.H. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 97]
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