Elizabeth Berg is a charming storyteller, both as author and narrator, in this prequel to THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV. Het soothing, comfortable narration suits this sweet tale about 16-year-old Arthur's coming of age in small-town Missouri in 1947. She portrays Arthur's youthful naïveté, as well as his earnest commitment to patiently pursuing his pretty classmate, Nola. Arthur and his older brother, Frank, exchange secrets and advice during their nighttime conversations in their shared room. When unspeakable tragedy strikes, Arthur finds comfort and advice from empathetic adults in town. Berg delightfully voices the curmudgeonly widow and the beautiful gardener for whom Arthur does weekend chores. Listeners will root for Nola to come to see Arthur the same way they do. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593677629 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593677636 $66.50
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