Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0143058045 $39.95 Eleven CDs
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2005
CS ISBN 1415918554 $81.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 1415918562 $99.00 Eleven CDs
Scott Brick narrates this sixth episode in the Covert One series, involving pirates, immigrants turned into slaves, and a bizarre gold bullion scheme. Brick's depictions of Juan Cabrillo and his shipboard crew are diverse and easy to follow. His volume and pitch match the ever increasing tension as Cabrillo, hired by foreign interests to learn why top Russian specialists are dying, passes the information to the U.S. instead. Using broken accents, he skillfully portrays immigrants as they "ride the snake" to America, but meet death or slavery instead. When pirates board the OREGON, Brick dramatizes the action in a tense staccato that soon changes to resolute victory. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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