Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2006
CD ISBN 9780143059295 $29.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
In the same vein as Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, Tim Madigan recounts how children's TV legend Fred Rogers acted as a guide and friend to him during times of crisis. Christian Baskous reads the part of Rogers with a slow voice, enunciating his words in a manner similar to Rogers's. The result is a familiar sense of wisdom and calm each time Rogers speaks. When reading Madigan's voice, however, Baskous doesn't come into his own until two-thirds of the way through the book, when an emotional crisis seems to jar Baskous into Madigan's heart. From that point on, the performance is stellar, as Baskous seems to internalize the author's words. In spite of the slow start, Madigan provides an intimate and enjoyable look into a unique friendship. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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