Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400102596 $34.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 1400152593 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $17.49
Library Ed. Tantor Audio 2006
CD ISBN 1400132592 $69.99 Eight CDs
For Winston Groom, the Battle of New Orleans is part of family history; he opens by sharing what he found in the papers of his ancestor, Major Elijah Montgomery, a hero in the conflict. From there, the personal story becomes a grander canvas as Groom tells the story of Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite, who shared a love of America despite their different backgrounds. Grover Gardner reads with the urgent tones of a radio announcer, seeming a bit too impersonal early on but making the action and the drama seem more real as the scope expands. With the real-life heroes whose stories Groom rediscovers, a long-forgotten battle comes to life. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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