Retail pak Dove/ NewStar Media 1999
CS ISBN 078711877X $15.00 Two cassettes
The personal tragedy and social threat of childhood violence are skillfully unfolded through many vignettes of violent, psychopathic boys--boys without a conscience who are largely unreachable through conventional therapies. These scary narratives are served well by the writer's novelistic skills; the stories are as elegant as they are poignant. When reading dramatic content like this, it's a challenge not to overact, and efforts to restrain such tendencies can make this sort of material sound flat. But this reader's interpretation is just about right--intense and serious but not overbearing. The pace of the reading might be a little fast for some listeners, but good sentences and skillful articulation make every word understandable. T.W. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 00]
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