Library Ed. Books on Tape 2005
CS ISBN 1415920095 $81.00 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 1415921539 $99.00 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN $31.47
Pearl Street is in Albany, New York, and the year is 1936. We are planted in the Great Depression and moved into WWII by 6-year-old Jean-Luc Lapointe, whose father has deserted him, his mother, and his little sister. Read by Lee Leoncavallo, whose name augurs a great storytelling ability, this novel becomes one of the fine histories and collections of forgotten facts of that era. Leoncavallo's voice at the beginning catches the listener like that of an evangelist preacher. His expansive oration is the result of his desire to tell this story and to make it heard. He makes hearing about the life of this child and the people the child encounters an important event in our own lives. J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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