Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 0792734394 $89.95 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 0792734408 $112.95 Thirteen CDs
A voyage from Liverpool to New York in the winter of 1847 took 26 days. Among the refugees on board the STAR OF THE SEA were Lord David Meredith and his family, an American newspaperman, an Indian prince, a multitude of unfortunate souls in steerage, and a murderer. The tragedy of the Irish famine and political troubles is well written by O'Connor and sympathetically read by Peter Marinker. In addition to mastering the range of his beautiful voice, Marinker turns his imagination into a breeding place for the cast of players. He capably assigns style and form to each character with authentic regional accents and a sensitive interpretation of the facts and dates that both the author and history have laid before us. J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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