Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-6867-5 $59.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6866-8 $72.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7023-4 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $23.07
A less skilled narrator might have stumbled with this production, which, though focused around a single crucial episode in the young George Washington's career, also ranges across the whole of Colonial history. The material covers the wars between France and England and between Indians and whites, which preceded the War of Independence. David Drummond finds the thread and inner logic of Axelrod's narrative, and draws together his numerous themes into a compelling and satisfying story. Drummond’s brisk, unaffected delivery matches Alexrod's unromanticized portrait of the great Founding Father—who in this account is a young man of his place and time, not yet a man of destiny. Alexrod's account embraces all of Colonial history—its richness, breadth, and nuance are enhanced in this fine production. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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