Author and narrator Philip Stead created this funny, rollicking story from a set of notes by Mark Twain. Stead capably voices the humorous chapter introductions and author asides, which provide a framework for the fable. Keegan-Michael Key narrates the tale of young Johnny, his pet chicken, and all his other animal friends. Key's combination of verve and gentleness reflects Johnny's sweet nature and willingness to set off on a great adventure. Mark Bramhall delights as the crotchety Twain, who argues with Stead over story details between chapters. With Julia Whelan and Frances Gilbert performing as Susy Clemens and the voice of the Editor's Note, this production creates a unique audio experience and maintains the unusual format of the text without sacrificing clarity. N.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2017
DD ISBN 9780525498698 $8.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2017
CD ISBN 9780525498704 $20.00 One CDs
DD ISBN 9780525498711 $28.00
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