Author Alice Ozma reveals the secrets of her “reading streak." She and her father bet they could read together for 100 nights, but they ended up reading for 3,218 consecutive nights, ending when Alice entered college. Her father, school librarian Jim Brozina, narrates the foreword, chapter headings, and book list. Listeners will understand why Alice kept the streak going: His twangy, gnomish voice is enchanting, and he lavishes praise on his daughter and the benefits of reading aloud. Ozma is not a professional narrator, but this story would have less emotional impact without her personal interpretation. Her arch tone effectively illuminates her childhood world, inviting us to remember our own reading odysseys. Through her humorous remembrances, Ozma proves that reading can be a member of the family. C.A. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2011]
Digital Download Hachette Audio 2011
DD ISBN 978-1-61113-933-4 $24.98
Library Ed. AudioGO 2011
CD ISBN 978-1-61113-706-4 $64.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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