Library Ed. Listening Library 1994
CS ISBN 0807275123 $32.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0807211575 $45.00 Six CDs
In spite of being written during the Depression, there is a timelessness to this simple story. Young Billy works two long, hard years to earn the money to realize his dream to own a pair of dogs for hunting raccoons. Rawls instills this autobiographical piece with a strong sense of right and wrong, as well as innocence and integrity. Anthony Heald is wonderful with this action and emotion-laden story. He aptly delivers a tone and sense appropriate to the text. He also does a particularly good representation of young and old voices and a variety of Southern accents. This title is an excellent selection for family listening or for anyone desiring an uplifting, but realistic tale. S.G.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 96]
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