Nick Podehl's steady narration draws us into the world of 12-year-old Tommy, nicknamed Kenny--after the word "ken," Japanese for sword. Every year at camp Kenny and his fellow campers must endure the abusive rules of the counselors and their sadistic leader, Matron. A group of boys led by Kenny adopts the honorable code of the samurai to cope with the horrors heaped upon them. Kenny's natural leadership qualities are revealed through Podehl's unique tone and pacing. Particularly memorable is the innocent voice of the youngest boy, Sausage, who continually begs Kenny for more samurai bedtime tales. Matron's heartless voice reminds us of every child's worst nightmare. Listeners will cower, laugh, and cry in equal measure. M.F.T. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1969-5 $19.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781480519831 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4805-1997-8 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1976-3 $49.97 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1990-9 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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