Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0060738359 $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 0061134686 $19.95
Narrator Richard Thomas treats this fascinating account of the twelve-day manhunt for Abraham Lincoln's killer like a thriller. Lowering his voice at times and raising it at others, he sounds as involved as the law officers searching for the then-famous actor and now-infamous assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Even though most listeners will already know the outcome, Thomas uses his vocal skills, especially tempo, to maintain the suspense of the chase, keeping his audience with him to the last shot fired. Thomas's measured and distinct speech renders the stilted American English of the time with a fluency that makes it sound familiar and pleasant. J.A.H. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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