Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 9780792747369 $139.95 Twenty-two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780792747574 $84.95 Three MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9780792748380 $84.95
The action of this story races across Europe and America, covering many historical events of the 1800s. While focusing on five main characters, the book's minor cast includes dozens. Narrator Charles Leggett becomes a one-man band. He sings. He speaks English and French. He does accents: British, Irish, French, German, as well as American regionals from Brooklyn to California. He portrays men, women, and children. And he does it all well. Although this reviewer found the singing and some of the accents a bit strained, Leggett is to be commended for guiding listeners through all the personalities, settings, and plot twists of this complex historical novel. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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