Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1993
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5997-0 $21.95 Two CDs
Pregnant in a pig-sty, an expectant mouse gives way to prenatal cravings and gorges on "Porker Pills." The prodigious result is another free-wheeling adventure by Dick King-Smith, brought hilariously to life by Nigel Anthony's droll-but-dramatic reading. From the sensibly sharp-tongued syllables of Madeline (the mother), to the loquacious Oxford-educated pronouncements of Marcus Aurelius (the father), to the cries of the insatiable off-spring, Nigel's command of personality and nuance is flawless. As the plot builds to its dramatic climax (Magnus meets a car) and sentimental denouement( bacon rinds all around), Nigel's pacing is perfect. A winning combination of print and performance. K.T.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 94]
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