Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 9781428115804 $72.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428115828 $102.75 Eleven CDs
Jakes's bestseller features Sam Driver, a robber baron and railroad tycoon who wants to be accepted by Newport society. Through a series of flashbacks the listener observes Driver claw his way to riches while competing with Gould, Vanderbilt, and the like, and marrying a dancer whose lack of social standing causes him to be ostracized by the very people from whom he seeks approval. Now he wants his daughter to be accepted into society and to find the perfect husband within it. Jack Garrett performs with cultured enunciation and enthusiasm. He becomes Driver in his quest for acceptance. His pure delivery and sharp accents provide an engaging glimpse at the Gilded Age. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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