Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2005
CD ISBN 1598870106 $26.95 Five CDs
The first five minutes of this endearing memoir will capture any listener as Kimmel's gently wry voice shares anecdotes from her childhood in a small town. An eclectic cast of characters dances through a small Midwestern community, and their quirky escapades make perfect fodder for a particularly observant child. Kimmel's voice is comfortable and pleasant, appropriately understated as she assumes different voices; it's like the listener is hearing stories told by an old friend. Prepare to laugh aloud at the author's dry wit, as well as her vivid accounts of small town happenings that may seem all too familiar. Haven Kimmel's skill with words shines even more brightly when she reads those words herself. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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