Lauren Ezzo provides an intelligent and expressive narration of this fine historical romance set mainly in late-nineteenth-century New England. Drawing upon newly discovered letters written by Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, as well as diaries, newspaper accounts, and witness testimonials, Calvi reimagines their romantic courtship and brief marriage. Lee's intelligence and quietly forthright manner come through in Ezzo's midrange pitch, while Roosevelt's wit, ardor, and deep interest in the natural world are expressed in a slightly husky timbre. Ezzo excels at conveying Lee's privileged "Boston Brahmin" world, as well as that of Harvard University, where Roosevelt attends college. Most intriguing are Roosevelt and Lee's impassioned conversations on women's equality and education. An enjoyable historical listen. M.J. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212321174 $36.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212321181 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9798212321228 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212321167 $97.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9798212321211 $59.95
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