In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner, Read by Michael Crouch
An Emotional YA Story That Is Meant to Be Heard
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Jeff Zentner’s book, In the Wild Light, which follows two teens making their way in the world. Michael Crouch’s Southern accent depicts the East Tennessee origins of Crash Pruitt and stresses the gentleness and sensitivity at the core of his character. He also portrays the headstrong certainty of his brilliant friend Delaney Doyle, whom Cash met in a support group for children whose parents struggle with drug addiction. Crouch shows his gift for adding richness to spot-on, emotion-filled dialogue, powerful shared moments, and Cash’s lyrical view of the world.
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