AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Kate Rudd

Young Adult Young Adult • 2 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1991

If wishes were horses, or maybe unicorns, then sixth-grader Mag’s life of poverty might improve. Imagine her surprise when a stuffed unicorn begins to spread magic throughout her troubled family and their trailer home. Narrator Kate Rudd moves ably from character to character as she portrays mentally handicapped Hannie’s slow, broken speech; preschooler Mooch’s exuberance and terrors; and Mag’s exasperation with her kin. Poignantly, Rudd depicts Mag’s longing for freedom from a bully and for acceptance from snooty classmates. Adults make sparse appearances but are also well delineated. Rudd is especially good at dramatizing Mag’s transformation as she realizes that the unicorn she hoped would change her life has actually changed her perspective. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-1823-2 $24.99 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-1825-6 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-1827-0 $24.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-1824-9 $62.97 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-1826-3 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-1828-7 $39.97

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×