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by | Read by Jeannette Walls

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Bean and Liz's selfish, deluded mother will seem familiar to the legions of Jeannette Walls fans. After being abandoned, the sisters travel cross-country to Byler, Virginia, to stay with their widowed and eccentric Uncle Tinsley. As narrator, Walls's spunky tone reflects Bean's inherent sense of fairness--and its lack of a filter. Despite his gruffness, Uncle Tinsley has a heart of gold. Bean meets relatives she didn't know she had, and their jocularity, optimism, and patriotism are clear in Walls's performance. As Liz and Bean work for mill foreman Jerry Maddox, his big talk makes it obvious that he's going to be a bad guy. The author's warm, funny reading makes for an uncomplicated but satisfying story in which justice is ultimately served. A.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2013]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781442362857 $29.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781442362864 $19.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-4856-4 $92.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470347079 $92.75 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-6720-6 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-4871-7 $83.00

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