Book pak Audio Bookshelf 1996
CS ISBN 1883332214 $17.95 Two cassettes
Rachel Carson's struggle to balance a tough family life with her dual loves of science and writing makes inspiring listening. Young girls especially will gain from hearing how family, friends and teachers supported the talented Carson to achieve her dreams despite financial obstacles, sexism in the sciences and family responsibilities. Melissa Hughes delivers an energetic reading but is convincing only as young Rachel. As Carson grows up, her portrayal becomes unbelievable. Despite fascinating details of Carson's career, adult listeners may find this "family listening" a bit tedious. C.M.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 96]
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