Trade Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 9780739338889 $39.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780739339565 $19.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 9780739348567 $50.00 Six CDs
In this fascinating dog story with a twist, Cracker, an intelligent German Shepherd, sadly has to leave his boy, Willie. He is trained and sent to Vietnam, where he and his handler, Rick, search for mines, sniff out enemy locations, and rescue missing soldiers. Despite the quirkiness of telling the story partly through the dog's viewpoint, this production is filled with authentic, gritty details of the realities of war. Kimberly Farr's voice is steady, calm, and reassuring, qualities that are helpful in tempering the emotional intensity and heart-wrenching suspense. Her accents sometimes sound forced, but she brings genuine expression to the main characters, Willie, Rick, and Cracker. And she delivers a terrifically hearty "Woof!" E.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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