Chevalier's story of American frontier life and the trees, both apple and redwood, that influence the lives of a family is delivered by a talented group of narrators. Mark Bramhall, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, and Cassandra Morris each narrate the perspective of a family member. Bramhall and Huber are wonderfully cast as the warring Goodenough parents, with Heyborne and Morris doing an outstanding job voicing the letters sent between two Goodenough siblings. The one way this narration falls down is in having Bramhall continue to narrate the section of the novel that is from the point of view of the Goodenough son instead of having Heyborne take that role, since he's the one who represents that young man when he is writing letters. Bramhall continues to engage, but the choice is somewhat jarring to the listener. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781611764710 $40.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780698411104 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
CD ISBN 9781101924983 $40.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781101924990 $76.00
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