It would depend on how they planned to used the recording. If they wanted to just listen to the book and were not interested in following along with the printed edition or cross-referencing the printed edition, it is a great listen. However, if reading the book and listening to the audio version, navigating back and forth is cumbersome as the audio version does not identify the individual chapters in the book version. There are only six chapters in the audio version and 20ish in the print version.
Billy is the narrator and main character. The development of his character is realistic for the setting and has universal appeal.
This story lives in memorable moments and to pick just one would be too difficult.
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