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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Dean Pitchford

Children Ages 10+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Author Dean Pitchford is certainly an impressive narrator. With masterful characterization he introduces us to Newt—aka Captain Nobody—a mild-mannered boy who becomes a hometown hero. Pitchford captures the delicious pathos of Newt the underdog. Listeners will hear humor, disgruntlement, and even fidgeting—thanks to skilled vocalizations. Judicious use of pacing and varied volume also contribute to a dramatic reading. Pitchford even throws in sound effects and onomatopoeia. Secondary characters, such as Newt’s friend Cecil, have distinct voices. Pitchford shows us the boy behind the mask in this unexpectedly poignant laugh-out-loud tale. C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2009

CD ISBN 9780739380291 $28.00 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2009

CD ISBN 9780739380314 $30.00 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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