William DeMeritt's narration of Eggers's latest tale is an evocative experience that transports listeners to an isolated, rocky shore. The sounds of the sea set the scene for Lucian's adventures. DeMeritt's delivery is spot-on as he captures Lucian's childish timbre as he engages in play with the cutlass he found when searching the beach for "faraway things" washed up on the shore. The ship's captain who has lost his cutlass has a voice of authority when he questions the absence of a light in the lighthouse and offers Lucian a swap that benefits them both. Children who have access to the print edition's illustrations will have a feast for the ears AND the eyes. N.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781549135781 $4.98
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