Narrator Mark Turetsky manages this juggling act with aplomb. Among the characters he portrays are a dignified President Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address; Lincoln's son, Tad, who is anything but an ordinary kid; the story's narrator, who switches from third person to direct comments to the listener; and each member of the Flashback Four. These hand-selected 12-year-olds time travel to November 1863 with the express task of photographing Lincoln while he gives his 237-word speech. Turetsky's characterizations of the four teens are spot-on. He gives voice to take-charge David, humble Luke, holier-than-thou Julia, and Isabel--ever the optimist. Listeners will come away with a greater understanding of the circumstances and personalities involved in this famous moment of the Civil War. A.R. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2016]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504695879 $25.99 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9780062417770 $15.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504695862 $49.99 Four CDs
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