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by | Read by Sarah Vowell et al.

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Essayist and public radio contributor Sarah Vowell recounts the journey of the ARABELLA, England's lesser-known Puritan venture to the New World, and the ensuing settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In an endeavor hefty in scope and satire, Vowell's charmingly childlike voice and tempered pace ease the listener along as she discusses the Puritanical origins of the muddled relationship between church and state in the U.S. With subtle inflections and her famously deadpan sarcasm, Vowell simply yet eloquently articulates her case for secular government. An assortment of celebrities intermittently recites Vowell's referenced historical quotes in earnest, enhancing the bill. The erudite performance also benefits from a handful of brief Old World musical interludes, aptly evoking the Seafaring Age. A.P.C. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780743578196 $29.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 9781436150835 $51.75 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781436150859 $72.75 • Six CDs

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