Trade Ed. Listening Library 2012
CD ISBN 9780307968302 $50.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780307968319 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2012
CD ISBN 9780307968326 $50.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780307968333 $56.00
In this prequel to THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, 9-year-old Nicholas Benedict is a lonely narcoleptic orphan. The superb choice in casting Del Roy as narrator continues to serve this series well. Roy’s voice is sibilant and gives the impression of a humble and self-effacing character, yet at the same time his delivery is unwaveringly confident. The juxtaposition fits the physical vulnerability and strength of character of this shy boy genius. Roy’s pacing amplifies the little surprises around every corner of Stewart's charming text. His approachable and relaxed delivery render the elevated vocabulary and sophisticated humor accessible. Nicholas is outwardly flippant when cornered by bullies. But he begins to yearn for escape when he learns of a lost treasure and sets himself to finding it. A.M.P. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
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