As narrator, Lyle Lovett creates a mesmerizing bayou setting with his smooth and fluid reading. He aptly conveys the descriptive and down-to-earth quality of these interwoven stories about two raccoon scouts who maintain peace in their home on the swamp and 12-year-old Chap, who is trying to help his mother make ends meet with their sugar pie shop after the death of Chap’s beloved grandfather. While Lovett’s purposeful pacing reveals elements of the bayou’s quiet mystery, his voice is lively when he lets loose with the rousing sounds of the wildlife, such as the hissing of the snake, the shrieks of feral hogs, and the signature howl of DJ Coyote Jim as he bays greetings to radio listeners. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781442366121 $29.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9781442366138 $17.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CS ISBN 978-1-4703-7735-9 $77.75 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9781470377465 $77.75 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-5299-8 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4703-7740-3 $70.00
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