Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433223570 $34.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433223587 $40.00 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433223617 $19.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Let's put this on the table straight away: The purpose of this audiobook is not to entertain but to inform. The production is a clear, neatly packaged history of our nation from its early days through post-Civil War Reconstruction. As such, Jeff Riggenbach’s narration reflects the structured, easy-to-understand presentation of dates, events, and people. Listeners should also be aware that this audiobook provides little amplification of historical background information—at the beginning of each topic (or chapter), only a brief overview is given about the facts that are about to be presented. Overall, Riggenbach presents the information in a deep tone and exacting cadence that make this fact-filled audiobook an easy listen. J.P.D. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
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