If any audiobook was ever destined to be heard on a car trip, this is the one. Determined to win a fifty-dollar bet, Horatio Nelson sets out with a friend in 1903 to make the first cross-country automobile trip, only to find he is in a race with competitors hoping to beat him to the punch. The soft voice of Ken Burns mixes with those of Tom Hanks and others to produce a historical American drama never told before. Flat tires, broken springs, and “gasless” delays are punctuated by the music of guitar, banjo, and John Philip Sousa from the days when many of the roadside spectators had never seen an automobile. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2003
CS ISBN $18.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN $24.95 Three CDs
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