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THE BURNING OF THE WORLD The Great Chicago Fire and the War for a City's Soul

by | Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins

History • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Sean Patrick Hopkins narrates this deep dive into Chicago history with an engaged tone as the listener hears how Mrs. Leary got a bad rap for the notorious fire that ravaged the city in 1871. The audiobook details the fire itself before launching into a comprehensive look at the aftermath and several of the key players involved--publisher/politician Joseph Medill and politician Charles C.P. Holden. Hopkins knows pacing well and can match his tone and speed to the author's intent. His intonation is excellent. He does a great job guiding the listener through an audiobook that plunges into a topic that most of us know only a little about. And there's so much more to learn. M.B. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593786222 $25.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593786208 $95.00

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