Friday, February 25, 2011

Leaving the Bellweathers

Leaving the BellweathersLeaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti

If you could create your own village with eccentric individuals, what kind a name would you give your town? Author Kristin Clark Venuti gave her imaginative city the memorable name of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Her humorously dubbed village grabbed my attention right away. A grin would stretch across my face at every mention of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay during Michael Page's rendition of Leaving the Bellweathers.

Beyond the clever town title, Ms. Venuti, weaves a wonderful tale about the life of the Bellweather's butler named Benway. Benway is writing his memoirs, taking care of the bizarre Bellweathers and counting the day until he can leave the insanity of life at the lighthouse. The novel rotates between journal entries and actual events that happen during his last few months of service.

Michael Page give a wonderful performance. Each character is distinct and Benway has the proper butler tone of voice. The screaming triplets are also terrific throughout the entire novel. Thank you for a memorable audiobook, Mr. Page.

Reviewed from a library copy.

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Audio Book Details...
Leaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti
Read by Michael Page
Produced by Brilliance Audio
Number of Discs: 4
Total Time: 4 hours, 21 minutes

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