Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2016
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-6807-5 $44.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $31.49
Film critic David Denby goes back to high school to find out if teachers can make a difference in turning students into serious readers, and if so, what books they're using to make that happen. Christopher Price steps behind the mic to guide listeners through Denby's year in tenth grade. Price keeps the audiobook engaging with his enthusiasm but doesn't do much to differentiate narrative from dialogue, nor is there noticeable distinction between the various speakers. A few cringe-worthy mispronunciations occur early in the production but are correctly read in later instances. Denby's approach to his subject leaves significant room for pedagogical debate, but Price's narration is strong enough to keep listeners tuned in for the duration. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2016]
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