California Characters

An Array of Amazing People
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100097028
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481598859
Narrator/s: Dennis McKee
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For forty-six years, Charles Hillinger journeyed around the world writing human-interest stories for the Los Angeles Times. He also helped to create and produce special features for the popular NBC television show Real People. From this work comes California Characters, a collection of stories of intriguing, eccentric, or simply amazing individuals profiled by Hillinger. Many of these people have strange occupations, live solitary lives in remote locations, or collect, build, or design an assortment of odd things. Characters like Down the Road Dugan, Sweetwater Clyde, Dr. Tinkerpaw, Spaceship Ruthie, and Warmly Ormly will delight, amuse, and perhaps inspire the listener with their tales and reasons why they've chosen to live the lives they do.

Author(s): Charles Hillinger
Original Publish Date: Jun 22, 2005

All formats/editions

Author(s): Charles Hillinger
Narrator(s): Dennis McKee
Product Number DD6225
Released: Apr 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441783950

Professional reviews

"Charles Hillinger gives us a compendium of the best of 6,000 stories he wrote for the L.A. TIMES, all portraits of colorful people ranging from chimney sweeps to people dreaming up surnames to place them last in the phone directory. Dennis McKee's pleasant voice gives entertaining variations and accents to the California characters, and becomes beautifully appropriate for a couple of poems. The breaks from one short to another are not as obvious in audio as in the printed form, creating confusion, when, for example, one is hearing about a man who collects bird eggs, and suddenly one is hearing a recipe for soap. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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