The narrative ensemble, which includes the author, is an inspired choice for this production. Their collective talents prove equal to a story with an extensive cast and a magical blend of realism and fantasy. Omniscient narrator Music sets the pace and guides listeners through the captivating tale of an orphan whose guitar, with its magic strings, changes lives as he plays with some of the most celebrated bands of the twentieth century. Wisely, the narrators don’t attempt mimicry, yet they manage to effectively portray the voices of some musical icons. As these personalities tell Frankie's story, the narrators' perfect timing and pacing effectively deliver Albom's wonderfully natural dialogue. The fortunate listener who can briefly suspend disbelief will be rewarded with one of this season's true audio gems. M.O.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9780062420039 $34.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780062420022 $24.99
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