P.J. Ochlan's spirited narration enriches this soulful yet humorous story told from the perspective of three unlikely protagonists at a pet shop. Alastair, a cantankerous parrot, literally devours and then reimagines classic literature while concocting desperate escape plans to protect his beloved sister, Aggie. Bertie, a lonely but irrepressible octogenarian, writes heartfelt letters to her late husband. And quirky 12-year-old Fritz, who wants to be a doctor, records his adolescent anxieties and dreams in a medical journal. Ochlan excels at creating wonderfully distinct personalities for each of them and expertly voices an impressive assortment of secondary characters as well. His seamless delivery intensifies the listening experience, enhancing one's emotional reactions to each twist of fate, moment of loss, and joyous discovery. S.A.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705236086 $15.99
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