Library Ed. Listening Library 2001
CS ISBN 0807204994 $32.00 Four cassettes
Perfect pitch! As in music, in audiobook narration it is much to be desired. And Ariadne Meyers possesses it here. She delivers the first-person narration of the gloomy, garrulous, gutsy Ant (Antonia) McPhereson as it must be read--with a sneer and a heavy dollop of (at times, well-deserved) self-pity. Certain she must have been adopted, Ant struggles to find love and acceptance beyond her relationship with her aging dog, Pistachio, and her unkempt best friend, Harrison. Meyers's impeccable character voicings of the spectacular cast of characters in this first novel will have listeners longing for an uninterrupted afternoon of listening. She brings them all to life: the too sweet and supercilious sisters, Your Highness Elizabeth and Katherine the Great; Ant's long suffering dad and testy mother; her earnest art teacher, Just Carol; and the cantankerous assistant principal. This one's a gem! T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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