Trade Ed. Listening Library 2010
CD ISBN 9780307738158 $37.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780307710932 $19.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2010
CD ISBN 9780307710949 $37.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Narrator Will Patton climbs atop a wagon and heads west with this unusual story of a boy’s journey on the Oregon Trail. Amos Kincaid has known much tragedy, but now that he’s reunited with his pa, a trapper and raconteur, and watched over by his mother’s ghost, he finds peace in drawing and dowsing. Patton conveys the atmosphere of this epic tale of the Manifest Destiny of the United States. His suitably Western tone transmits the spirit of the intrepid characters who withstood the physical hardships of a 2000-mile trek. His mastery of pitch and volume creates breathless listening moments of rivers forded and lives lost. It’s hard to tear oneself away from the places his voice travels. Patton’s compelling performance makes accessible an uncommon story. Adults and older children will want to share this on their own trips. C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]
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