Book pak Books on Tape 2002
CS ISBN 0736688854 $56.00 Five cassettes
Seasoned reader Scott Brick has by his own account "read every genre but romance." He has much adventure fiction to his credit and brings the same energy and excitement to this true tale of the first underwater information highway. Undertaken in the mid-nineteenth century, the enterprise suffered many setbacks and might not have succeeded without the perseverance of Cyrus Field, a visionary (and seasick) venture capitalist. Brick brings us Field, the stormy Atlantic, the details of cable construction, and a description of the GREAT EASTERN, which was finally able to carry 2,600 miles of cable, all with contagious enthusiasm. Instant communication is a given today; this is an entertaining look at an era when it wasn't. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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