Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2004
CD ISBN 9780061451263 $14.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780060858902 $8.99
The patron saint of audiobooks must surely have been watching over this production. It’s got colorful, carefully crafted characters, a cinematic story--a British youth, obsessed with saints, finds a cash bonanza--and a dazzling read by Simon Jones. Boyce’s story operates as a clever mystery, a parable about greed, a lesson in recovery from loss, and an example, like HUCKLEBERRY FINN, of a book about children that works for all ages. Narrator Jones’s strongest gift isn’t his array of British accents (which he does effortlessly) or his timing (which is impeccable); it is his empathy--an uncanny ability to put the listener inside the mind of a spiritually conflicted child. If you’re wondering what separates the good from the great in audiobook narration--check out this Golden Voice. R.W.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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