AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Tom Stechschulte

Young Adult • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2001

After a plane crash kills his family, 16-year old Tate goes to live with an adopted aunt. Devastated emotionally and physically, Tate takes refuge in Aunt Vidalia's Southern hospitality. Despite their different races and ages, they become close. Tom Stechschulte renders Tate's part well, conveying both his adolescent vulnerability and aloofness. He tries hard with the African-American accent of the Deep South but fails to deliver a believable rendition. As slow moving as a Louisiana hot summer afternoon, this tale winds its way to a hopeful conclusion. But Peck's somber story would make a better movie than audio. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 2001

CS ISBN 0788750208 $38.00 • Four cassettes

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×