Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1419383663 $94.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 141938368X $119.75 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Would Abraham Lincoln have presided over Reconstruction better than his successors? We'll never know, thanks to a crazed young actor. This is the true story of the search for the president's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and his co-conspirators, written in an accessible style reminiscent of SMITHSONIAN and AMERICAN HERITAGE magazines. The switches in point of view from hunted to hunters to peripheral characters goes smoothly while providing the political and personal context of the murder and subsequent chase. Narrator Jonathan Davis contributes a manly, youthful sound and a grave, measured tone. While not quite reaching the level of performance promised by the package promotion, he does a more than adequate job. Y.R. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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