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THE SCRATCH OF A PEN 1763 and the Transformation of North America

by | Read by Simon Vance

History • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Simon Vance's British diction is well suited to the formal speech of eighteenth-century Americans, Indians, and Europeans in this seven-hour history lesson. Vance's narration brings clarity to the production as he is adept at indicating with subtle intonation when he is reading quotes from historical documents and when he is reading Calloway's narrative. The text needed a respected veteran narrator to counter its somewhat monotonous subject matter. The Indians didn't like the British, who didn't like the French, who didn't like the . . . you get the idea. It's interesting to note, though, how many of the centuries-old ethnic enclaves across Eastern and Midwest states survive today. D.J.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2006

CD ISBN 1400102332 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 140013233X $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $13.99


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2006

CD ISBN 1400132339 $59.99 • Six CDs

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