Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400102278 $39.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 1400152275 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400132274 $79.99 Twelve CDs
From 1866 to 1969, the remote island of Molokai was home to all Hawaiian leprosy patients. This chronological story follows the history of the institution from its shameful beginnings through its development into a decent medical facility by the tireless Father Damien. It is also a testament to human will--the stories of the patients are compelling. Patrick Lawlor is empathetic and clear, differentiating the narrative from the many quotations from diaries, letters, and interviews. He develops a myriad of realistic accents for a multitude of people, ranging from visiting Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson, doctors from all over the world, and Flemish priests to dozens of Hawaiian patients. A.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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