Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 9781415937136 $129.00 Twenty-two CDs
Trapped in Arctic pack ice while searching for the fabled Northwest Passage, the ships of the Franklin Expedition struggle to survive. In this fictional account of the real-life tragic voyage, two summer thaws never come, food and fuel run out, and starvation looms. John Lee brings us the wind in the rigging and the cracking of the hulls as the ships are squeezed beyond endurance. His tale-telling is so powerful we almost hear the " voice" of the mute Eskimo girl who has attached herself to the company. His rendering of exchanges between Eskimo hunters and crews, who have no common language yet manage to talk to each other, is amazing in its authentic sounding Inuit speech. Lee's Irish brogue and English accents are also near perfect. M.C. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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