Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 0736698574 $36.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 1415999899 $45.00 Two CDs
DD ISBN $16.95
Part memoir, part tourist guide, and part social commentary, this self-described "Walk Through Nantucket" meanders along much like the shoreline of the author's beloved island. Conroy shares amusing anecdotes about his personal history on the island and then moves on to the culture of the island, discussing changes that have occurred to its population and environment. For example, the audiobook moves from amusing tales of Conroy's Nantucket career as a jazz pianist to recommendations on how to entertain youngsters on the island, and then to a discussion about how the atmosphere has changed at the local grocery stores. In short, this brief audiobook covers a lot of ground. Grover Gardner, as always, delivers a flawless performance, allowing the text to flow with simple clarity and genuine warmth. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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