Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2003
CS ISBN 0792731034 $89.95 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 0792731042 $115.95 Fourteen CDs
Adventure tales are even more exciting if they're true, as this narrative is. The text, based on the diary of Venetian scholar Antonio Pigafetta and the pilot's log of Francisco Albo, gives a day-by-day account of the hardships, misfortunes, and triumphs of life on the sea in the sixteenth century as Magellan and his crew sought a water route to the fabled Spice Islands. Tim Jerome reads the harrowing events with the voice of a historian--calm yet not dull. He inserts precise accents when speaking as the voice of Pigafetta and when reading the names contained in the narrative. His voice rolls like the ships rolled in the waves as he navigates this sea tale to its completion. J.F.M. 2005 Audie Award Finalist
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]
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