Book Pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1995
CS ISBN 0745143849 69.95 Eight cassettes
Roddy Doyle's novel offers a ten-year-old boy's impressions of friends, parents and school through colorful sketches and vivid images of Ireland in 1968. Recounting Paddy's adventures in the first person, the multi-faceted Aidan Gillen captures both the author's literary voice and the eagerness of the boy telling the story. Wonder, curiosity and disbelief come through beautifully thanks to Gillen's rhythmic, fast-paced, clear, Irish lilt. He is consistently successful with characters of both genders and several generations. This book is superb in audio because the experience of hearing Paddy's accent, enthusiasm and boyishness brings his character to life. J.A.H. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG 95]
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