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THE JAMES BOYS A Novel Account of Four Desperate Brothers

by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Historical Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

When his train is attacked by bandits, celebrated novelist Henry James discovers that Wilky and Rob, his younger brothers presumed killed in the Civil War, are now Frank and Jesse James. Richard Liebmann-Smith asks this tantalizing question: What if Henry and his brother, noted psychologist William, were also brothers of the infamous outlaws, Frank and Jesse? Liebmann-Smith creates a world in which this is both possible and plausible, inventing credible biographies and ingeniously intermingling researched facts with plot details. While Malcolm Hillgartner's narration is intelligent, it's too subdued to capture Liebmann-Smith's droll humor. Hillgartner handles the prim stuffiness of Henry and the pragmatism of William, but his interpretations of the characters' snappy asides and sardonic wit are less successful. Even so, THE JAMES BOYS is worth a listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1539-1 $29.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1540-7 $29.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1537-7 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1538-4 $80.00 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433215414 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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