The Kite

The Kite

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Set in the Prairie backwater of Shelby, Alberta, seasoned reporter and minor television celebrity David Lang arrives to write a magazine feature on the town's oldest living citizen, the 111-year-old curmudgeon Daddy Sherry. Still recovering from the disappointments of a fatherless childhood, the uptight David just wants to file his story as quickly as possible and hightail it back to Toronto. But he hasn't reckoned on the cantankerous cunning of Daddy Sherry. As David chases his recalcitrant subject all over town, he begins to understand the meaning of life and finds love and happiness for the first time. This never-before-published edition of the novel in audio format features Mitchell's own reading. It also introduces a whole new generation of readers to the rampaging Daddy Sherry, a holy terror whom Margaret Laurence considered to be Mitchell's "best and most complete character."
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : BTC Audio Books, p2005.
ISBN: 9780864923998
Branch Call Number: MIT
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 08, 2010

I loved this audiobook, certainly in part because of the story, but especially because it is read by Mitchell himself. His narrating of the old man is priceless!

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