Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419345680 $89.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 1419345702 $119.75 Ten CDs
With so many natural disasters hitting the U.S., it's important to remember that we've always been at the mercy of nature's fury. There is no better reminder than the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Caused by rainstorms that overwhelmed a major dam, the flood was one of the worst disasters in post-Civil War America. Nelson Runger has made a career out of reading our nation's past with eloquence and care, and his performance here is no exception. Runger has added some suspect character voices to his repertoire, but otherwise he is commanding and trustworthy. This is no easy feat since the author has a distinguished narrating record himself. Runger does McCullough's words justice, making this book fascinating and enjoyable. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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