A novel told from the point of view of a 12-year-old boy can be a challenge for even the most talented narrator, but Michael Crouch thrives in the role. Set in Depression-era St. Louis, this charming--if a bit hokey--story draws on scenes from Hotchner's own childhood. (The author turned 101 this year.) After his father is wrongfully arrested for a murder during a jewelry store heist, young Aaron sets about trying to prove his innocence. The plot strains credulity and has the feel of a young adult detective novel, but it's good, clean fun. And it's made more entertaining by Crouch, who captures Aaron's youthful energy and rounds out the colorful cast with a subtle palette of accents and voices. D.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525632696 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525632702 $47.50
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