Book pak Recorded Books 2000
CS ISBN 078874027X $37.00 Four cassettes
This classic, which is based on the life of a real canyon burro, was made into a Disney movie thirty-five years ago. Telling a tale of murder, survival, and justice against the beauty of the canyon and seen through the eyes of Brighty, McDonough's performance is a gem. While not perfect, his narration enthralls the listener. McDonough's voice sounds deep and gruff enough for him to have actually been one of the canyon men and is also versatile enough to give the other characters believable voices. Listening to the descriptions of nature, one can picture Brighty prancing around in a field of flowers. His wonderful bray is delightful. Kids of all ages will be rapt as we hear of Brighty wandering in the canyon, fighting off a mountain lion, and helping to bring the murderer of one of his friends to justice. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]
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