Narrator: Jon Reeder
on 3 February 2017
Length: 14 mins
Genres: Humor, Literary
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Wisconsin had a big party in 1998. It was a roll-out-the-barrel, slice-the-cheese, strike-up-the-polka-band wing-ding that promised to roust every last badger out of state burrows and into the streets to dance with guests.
This is a fun ode to Wisconsin from a man who obviously loves the state. On May 29, 1998, Wisconsin turned 150 years old. It’s great that the author points out that the state had a birthday while the mountains and rocks and streams were far older and didn’t really care about state lines and such. That gave me a chuckle.
This little piece goes on to point out various bits about Wisconsin – the good and the questionable. I’m putting Bucky the Badger mascot in the Questionable category even as I find him charming. The author includes a little about his heritage and time on a dairy farm, which was a nice touch.
I wasn’t aware that there had once been cave paintings in Wisconsin (and perhaps there still are). The ones mentioned in this tale were sadly ruined. The quaint rambling takes us into the water ways, up to the glacier, down to the Cheesehead sports, and then back out to the water ways again. It’s a fun stroll through Wisconsin even if you’ve never been.
I received a free copy of this book.
Narration: Jon Reeder was a great pick for this book. He sounded engaged and interested the entire time. He imbued the story with emotion (wonder, sadness, frustration, humor, etc.) as needed. In short, he was a pleasure to listen to.
This review first appeared on DabOfDarkness.com