Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743533453 $35.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0743533461 $39.95 Eight CDs
This biography of Theodore Roosevelt's family won the 1982 National Book Award for a good reason--it's involving, informative, and entertaining. The book covers a considerable period of time in broad brush, with the central focus being seventeen years (ages 10 to 27) in the life of the young Theodore, known as Teddy. Edward Herrmann offers a professional, nuanced, audience-capturing narration. The bridging sections--summaries of the material omitted in this abridgment--are read beautifully by Linda Emond. It's an approach to abridgment that works very well. This is an enjoyable work by two highly skilled readers. A total pleasure. R.E.K. 2005 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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