Library Ed. Recorded Books 2000
CS ISBN $37.00 Four cassettes
Based on a real person, PETEY is a book that forces listeners to look at their own prejudices and wonder at the vagaries of life, fate, and God. Petey Corbin, born in 1920, when nothing was known about cerebral palsy, was diagnosed as an idiot and abandoned in an asylum. L.J. Ganser's narration is exceptional, bringing Petey to life with his limited words and sounds, yet managing to convey all the pain, loneliness, and even joy that Petey experiences as he grows from birth to an old man throughout the story. Ganser also creates unique voices and personalities for all the major and minor players that move in and out of Petey's life. In the end, we care deeply for this man who asked for nothing but gave so much to those who took the time to know him. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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