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by | Read by Robert Field, Lily Christian, Alex Hauk, Joseph Bertót

Young Adult • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1998

A young man is humiliated at a party and attempts suicide behind the wheel of a car in heavy traffic. In a dreadful accident, a young girl dies instead. Four readers bring to life the tragic story of 16-year-old Brent Bishop and the people affected by his reckless action. Robert Field, reading Brent, offers the least appealing delivery. His clipped, sometimes overly dramatic, reading lacks authenticity. An emphasis on the odd preposition or verb, together with frequent, unexpected pauses, separates the reader from the inner life of the character and the flow of the story. Significantly inaccurate (and worthy of note in a recording by a Maine publisher) is the Downeast accent of the campground owner. The other voices are appealing and well suited to the text, particularly those read by Lily Christian. T.B. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 99]



Book pak • Audio Bookshelf • 1999

CS ISBN 1883332389 $24.95 • Four cassettes

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