Library Ed. Recorded Books 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4906-3274-2 $123.75 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4906-3275-9 $109.00
John Marshall and his wife leave their jobs and house in Maine and, with their two teenagers, take six months to travel and volunteer around the world. Marshall's performance is accessible and self-effacing. The family's life-changing experience has a rough start. The first stop is a wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica where Marshall gets bitten by monkeys so often that he refuses to go outside. But things improve. Marshall's rendition of the Thai children running around screaming "foreigner" in Thai because they've never seen one before is hysterical. Most heartwarming is Marshall's experience in an Indian orphanage, where the children call him "uncle" and put down stones so he never needs to walk in the mud. The singsong Indian accent the author adopts for those children is both adorable and renders his love for them. A.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2015]
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