In this Q&A session, narrator Jim Dale and Paul Schwendener, co-producer of The Shoe Bird
, talk about what makes this story so special, and why Jim says The Shoe Bird
"is one of the best audiobooks I�ve ever made".
About The Shoe Bird:
Seventy years ago, the musical fable Peter and the Wolf unexpectedly took the world by storm. Written and composed by Serge Prokofiev, this droll story for narrator and orchestra has sold millions of recordings in countless versions, narrated by great performers from Sir John Gielgud to Sting. The only problem up until now has been that Peter and the Wolf - composed specifically for children, and featuring a narrator with orchestra - is practically the only piece of its kind. The vast audience that loves Peter has not been able to find a similarly enchanting musical story.
But now all that will change! The Shoe Bird has arrived!
In The Shoe Bird, multi-Grammy-award-winning performer and Guinness World Records� holder Jim Dale brings to life a flock of unforgettable bird characters: Arturo the parrot, Gloria the goose, Minerva the owl, and even the extinct Dodo! This is Eudora Welty's fantastical story of how some feathered friends made a fateful switch from flying to wearing shoes, little knowing that they would soon become the prey of Freddy the Cat!
©2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; ©2008 Samuel Jones