Travis’s Tacey’s mother has had an accident, a bad one, and the family is falling apart. His father, lost in a haze of grief, has focused his anger and guilt on his oldest son. Which is why, at age 14, Travis finds himself out of a home and on the road in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
With no more than a few dollars, a change of clothes, and his great-great-great grandfather’s guitar, Travis wonders how he is going to survive. But the world is not always cruel, as Travis discovers when he is befriended by guitar-maker Scott McKissack and realizes that with luck, and music, he might even be able to reunite his shattered family.
Richly populated with vivid and endearing characters, resonating with a love of music, this recording of MJ Auch’s novel will speak (and sing) directly to the hearts of listeners of all ages.
2013 Audies finalist David Aaron Baker's understated performance gets to the emotional core of Travis Tracy, a teen reeling from the effects of a car accident that has seriously injured his mother. Baker voices Travis' vulnerability and hopefulness with a sympathetic touch as Travis is kicked out of his house after an argument with his grieving father. With only his great-great-great grandfather's guitar and a few dollars, Travis decides to find a local guitar maker who can repair his guitar and maybe even give him work. Listeners will find themselves absorbed as Travis makes his way through the Adirondack Mountains, and the musical element of this audiobook is enhanced with snippets of guitar music and folk songs.
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