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Family Listening! Ages 10 & Up
Written by Russell Hoban - Audio book performed by William Dufris - Unabridged Fiction - 5 LIBRARY EDITION COMPACT DISCS - 6.5 hours
Publisher, Audio Bookshelf (January 2003)
NOTE: LIBRARY EDITIONS are packaged in a sturdy, durable outer vinyl case that stands up to years of repeated use designed for library and rental circulation. Albums are shelvable, space-efficient, with at-a-glance spine titles.
· The Children's Book Trust: "One of the great children's classics of the 20th century."
· Rave Reviews: Horn Book, Riverbank Review
"This journey of the tin wind-up mouse and his child is one of the grandest hope and scale. Their quest is composed of distinct parts, each a satisfying episode unto itself. As the fortune-telling frog says, "Make of fortune what you will." The mice do so superbly in this timeless recording. William Dufris narrates with outstanding voice artistry. --AudioFile Magazine
"By turns poignant and witty, allegorical and fantastic, the many animals and wind-up characters who populate the story are all dynamically portrayed in this audio version narrated by William Dufris. He deserves enormous credit for managing to make the audio sound like a full-cast recording. There seems to be no end to the voices, accents, and styles of speech he can muster and as a result listening to this extended fable becomes enormously enriched. He keeps all the characters straight for listeners, and provides them with a life and appeal that actually adds quite a bit to the printed version. The exceptional quality of the narration may bring even more listeners than readers to the story." --School Library Journal April 2003
Supremely witty and full of adventure, this is an audio for both children and adults. A tour de force narration by award-winning narrator William Dufris allows the listener to discover Hoban's richly poignant tale layer by layer and come back again and again to discover more.