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BOOM TOWN The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding... its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

by | Read by Sam Anderson

Contemporary Culture • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

This audiobook brings to life the fascinating and surprisingly interesting history of Oklahoma City, a place that is likely unfamiliar to many listeners. Author and narrator Sam Anderson has unearthed a wealth of information, beginning with city's founding in 1889 and taking the listener to the present. The narrative explores politics and sports and showcases successes and disappointments relating to the city's ambitions. Using Anderson as the narrator was not the ideal choice. Although his delivery reflects his excitement about discovering the city's history, his performance is workmanlike. Methodical, at times turgid, his narration can make it difficult for the listener to remain focused. Still, listeners will gain a new appreciation of the city and its development. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9781101924341 $25.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9781101924358 $95.00

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