Airbox Dove Audio 1993
CS ISBN 1558006699 $16.95 Two cassettes
TOM SAWYER is a daunting challenge to any narrator, and Will Wheaton does not comfortably articulate the required Midwestern accents. This fine actor is not at home here. The production shows signs of haste; Cairo (Illinois) is regularly mispronounced, for example. However, the abridgment is well done, catching the proper highlights, and Wheaton is expressive if not convincing. My younger children (5 and 7) enjoyed listening; the older ones (10 and 13) were more critical, but they've read the full text. D.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 93]
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