Library Ed. Audio Book Contractors 1993
CS ISBN $38.95 Six cassettes
My Antonia looks back at life on the Nebraska plains from the late 1800’s to the turn of the century. The novel is perfect for audio--the narrative tone of reminiscence set when two life-long friends recall the adventures of their childhood. Grover Gardner uses accents and dialect effectively for the voices of the European immigrants, who are an integral part of the story. The impersonal tone Gardner chooses for Jim Burden, the teller of the tale, is unfortunate. More inflection would enhance the presentation. Still, the pioneer spirit shines through, and this work should be a standard in a balanced audio collection. C.A.K. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 94]
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