Narrator George Newbern's genial tone imparts warmth and kindness to this story of a town that has seen better days and a wishing well with the power to change lives and mend relationships. With impeccable consistency and an easygoing pace, Newbern evokes the atmosphere of a place out of time, complete with mysterious deathbed wishes, a failing family business, and even a jewel heist. Subtle changes in his voice help to distinguish the multitude of characters, many of whom are children. Some listeners may struggle to make sense of the numerous interwoven storylines of this complex audio, but Newbern's steady delivery anchors the plot with a welcome measure of continuity. Here is an engaging, feel-good listen that the whole family will enjoy. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2019
DD ISBN 978-1-338-33065-6 $24.99
Library Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2019
DD ISBN 978-1-338-33066-3 $74.99
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