Retail pak Brilliance Audio 2001
CS ISBN 1587881411 $35.95 Eight cassettes
Chronicling the parallel tales of two seemingly disparate individuals, ON BEAR MOUNTAIN is the most recent novel by Southern writer Deborah Smith. A bizarre sculpture of a bear is created by an eccentric artist and ends up in rural Georgia. The tale details the lives of the artist's son, who lives in New York City, and the daughter of the sculpture's eventual owner, who lives on rich farmland in the hills of Georgia. The relationship of these two individuals is told largely in the first person. Dick Hill narrates the male voices and thoughts while Susie Breck delivers the female. Although the narrators are polished, the sudden shifts in voice, often in the middle of a passage, are distracting. Both readers use subtle vocal changes to designate the different moods and characters. B.J.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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