Behind the Mic: On Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, Read by Cassandra Campbell
Michele Cobb and Jo Reed Discuss Ann Napolitano’s Story of a Plane Crash With a Lone Survivor
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Superlative writing and research and stellar narration make this a powerful listening experience. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb share their thoughts on Ann Napolitano’s new fiction audiobook about a plane crash with just one survivor. Narrator Cassandra Campbell keeps the many characters and frequent time-shifts in focus. As Adler family is flying to LA, listeners become acquainted with the family and other travelers, including 12-year-old Edward. Campbell’s voicing of the characters makes each distinct and believable. Chapters alternate with the lead-up to the accident and Edward’s miraculous survival.
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