Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2017
CD ISBN 9781541410374 $39.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781541460379 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $27.99
The choice of a man to narrate the biography of a woman could have been awkward, but in this case it's entirely appropriate. This portrait of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, is written by her son. The third-person narrative is interlaced with first-person reflections and anecdotes. Joe Barrett offers a solid reading. Listeners will easily come to think of his voice as that of the author. He offers hints of accents in some of the quotes, including a Scandinavian-North Dakota intonation for Mary. While Mary Morgan was involved in highly technical work, the book covers it in easy-to-follow terms that facilitate listening. Overall, the audiobook is structured like a detective story, with the author as the sleuth, in this case uncovering his mother's classified career. This framework also enhances the audio experience. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
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