Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433260278 $44.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433260285 $60.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433260315 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Every night, devoted Texas Highway Department employee Lyman drives around the seemingly endless loop that surrounds the city of Fort Worth, helping stranded drivers, removing dead animals, and otherwise seeing that the road is clear. His is a life of monotony that serves to keep order and balance in his lonely existence—that is, until a chance encounter with a very intelligent parrot opens his eyes to the world around him. As Lyman, narrator Paul Michael Garcia speaks with the contented tone of a man who fails to recognize the isolation of his existence. But when Garcia assumes the role of Fiona the librarian, he slyly adapts Lyman's tone to that of a man who is being rapidly awakened to new possibilities. L.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
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