Book pak Books on Tape 2002
CS ISBN 073668851X $120.00 Eighteen cassettes
CD ISBN 0736688528 $136.00 Twenty CDs
Take one of the most remarkable events in world history, humanize the main players with realistic dialogue, and add a solid narrator. The result is a better-than-average depiction of the American Revolution and iconic figures such as Washington, Franklin, Cornwallis, and Arnold. Narrator Grover Gardner sets the tone from the beginning, reading in a straightforward, level voice that allows the writing to move the story. His characterizations are not showy, but rather capture the essence of the people in the book: humble Lafayette, decisive Washington, arrogant Cornwallis. Gardner has an interesting voice that serves him well during the lengthy narrative passages. His greatest gift, though, is that he amplifies the author's words while bringing drama and humanity to this enjoyable look at history. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
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