Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780739342947 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
The odyssey of the Confederate ship the SHENANDOAH is the type of story that, if it were not documented, no would believe. Launched as a privateer in Britain in the fall of 1864, near the end of the Confederacy, the ship raided Union merchant vessels around the world during the summer of 1865. Then, after nearly single-handedly destroying the New England whaling fleet, her crew was informed by a British vessel that the Civil War had been over for months. Upon hearing this news, she left the waters off Alaska and returned to Liverpool, where the crew melted into history. Ron McLarty's reading of this abridgment is somewhat flat. He reads clearly but lacks energy. Sometimes he uses an accent, sometimes not. Overall, the entire performance becomes monotonous. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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