Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-14-305875-5 $44.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $31.46
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN $89.75 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN $119.75 Eleven CDs
Author Nathaniel Philbrick strips away the prettiness of what we learned in grade school about the Pilgrims and their religious beliefs. We hear accounts of their pulling out the bowels of live Indians, stealing their food, and taking their possessions. Life in the New England colonies offered more death and disease than freedom at first, and the truthful aspects of the settlers’ struggles must be rated “R.” George Guidall narrates the gruesome details as he tells a cozy story, varying his expression and emphasis to maintain the listener’s interest in every sentence. Somehow he knows how to pronounce the hundreds of native names and places as if he used the words every day. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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