The author has taken two recently discovered slave narratives and, through research, constructed the principals' childhoods and post-escape lives. Both escaped from their bondage during the Civil War and established lives for themselves afterwards. This combination of primary and secondary source material is mirrored in the performance of the work, with Arthur Morey for the secondary material and Dominic Hoffman for the narratives. Both give suitable readings of their respective texts. Delivering the secondary material, Morey gives a competent but somewhat restrained, almost pedantic, reading. Hoffman, however, reading the actual slaves narratives, gives a spirited and engaging performance with appropriate accents. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4248-2 $100.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-1415942505 $85.00
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