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THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, VOLUME ONE Volume 1: The Pox Party

by | Read by Peter Francis James

Young Adult Young Adult • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Anderson is a master at taking popular culture iconography, epic and historic themes, and likable characters, adding his own twist, and creating stories that are unique. In this first of a projected two-part saga, narrator Peter Francis James puts flesh on a slave boy being raised by a philosophical cult in Colonial Boston. As Octavian grows, the harsh realities of being a black slave collide with the idealism of the social experiment in which he has been sheltered. Adapting Anderson's novel to audio necessitated leaving out the book's sketches, quill-pen jottings, and other visuals. But Peter Francis James's euphonic reading and smooth cadence add humanness to the uneasy story. This 2006 National Book Award winner is not a pleasant story to hear, but it will provoke deep thinking and expand the listener's horizons. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2007

CD ISBN 9780739338629 $45.00 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9780739339442 $32.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2007

CD ISBN 9780739348468 $55.00 • Seven CDs

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