Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2005
CD ISBN 006089931X $34.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 0061130575 $25.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1419398962 $65.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 1419399015 $84.75 Eight CDs
This classic story about a boy and his horse still stands strong. It's more an inspiring account of growing up and gaining self-assurance than it is a horse story. Wells is a surprising choice for narrating this book. His voice is urban and sophisticated, with no hint of soft edges that might be more suitable for a novel set in a simpler time in the American West. Fortunately, Wells deftly handles the life lessons discovered by 9-year-old Ken. Through Wells's voice we sense the vast gap between Ken's gentle mother and his demanding father, and what each parent brings to the son. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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