Retail pak Naxos AudioBooks 2002
CS ISBN 9626347589 $13.98 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 9626342587 $15.98 Two CDs
This collection focuses on the lives of eight familiar figures: Davy Crockett, Clara Barton, Sitting Bull, Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, George Gershwin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Narrators Lorelei King and Kerry Shale make an interesting group of people even more so with their enthusiastic readings. Shale goes the extra mile by mimicking voices when reading quotes, and his performances of the essays about Davy Crockett and Henry Ford are standouts. Music is used, with mixed results, at the beginning and end of each essay. While music adds to a sense of time and place for figures like Henry Ford and George Gershwin, it doesn't work as well for some of the others. Still, this is a lively and interesting production. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
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