Book pak Recorded Books 1996
CS ISBN 0788704974 $63.00 Eight cassettes
Before he became a bestselling novelist, Pat Conroy spent a year teaching on virtually all-black Yamacraw Island, off the coast of South Carolina, where most of his students, grades five and up, were totally illiterate. This is the story of that experience, sometimes disturbing, often uplifting, always interesting. Doing the story considerable justice is reader Tom Stechschulte, who handles diverse Southernisms and Southerners with exceptional variety and skill. He ably portrays students who shout and others who mumble, subservient to (white) island residents, rednecks and Conroy himself. Stechschulte's performance is so amazing that you may forget you're listening to one narrator and think that a whole company is presenting a remarkable dramatization. T.H. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 97]
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