Book pak BCI Productions 1999
CS ISBN No ISBN $29.95 Six cassettes
First published by writer and columnist Bill Geagan in 1952, this collection of outdoor adventures and anecdotes, personal philosophy, and exquisite nature writing comes together to create a quaint, humorous and engaging glimpse of life in the Maine woods. Geagan moved from the city to a ramshackled cabin in the woods to find himself long before it became fashionable. Hal Wheeler reads Geagan's words in a deep, grandfatherly voice, capturing the enthusiasm, uncertainty, and anguish of youth while mixing in an adult wisdom full of understanding and patience for the young man Geagan was. Adding to the campy, fifties-style production are sound effects to start each chapter, such as babbling brooks, animal sounds, and gun shots. Separate voices are given to the few characters who appear, and a humble world view reflects the decade the work appeared. An unexpected treat, Geagan's book, paired with Wheeler's voice, is worth the time for anyone who enjoys a day in the woods. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]
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