Behind the Mic: On Highfire by Eoin Colfer, Read by Johnny Heller
Michele Cobb and Jo Reed Discuss Eoin Colfer’s Latest Fantasy
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Eoin Colfer’s latest fantasy—and it’s something completely different. Narrator Johnny Heller’s pitch-perfect timing and thoughtful characterizations make the action and humor pop in this very adult contemporary fantasy. The setting is the Louisiana bayou, and the characters include the last of the dragons, an opportunistic teenager, and a dirty constable. Heller’s flawless and unique portrayals of the pop-culture–loving, crotchety dragon; naïve but hardworking Squib; and the evil, vengeful constable are unforgettable. Heller brings out the best in this fun but violent fantasy.
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