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MRS. ADAMS IN WINTER A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon

by | Read by Cassandra Campbell

History • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

In 1815, just as Napoleon was returning from Elba to renewed warfare, John Quincy Adams’s wife, Louisa, traveled by coach from Russia to Paris to join her husband—an arduous, perilous trip. O’Brien uses her story as a framework for excursions in history, geography, and biography. Cassandra Campbell’s reading is clear and well paced, though something in her tone always sounds slightly querulous. Her German accent is overdone, but her French accent is mostly good. She sometimes mispronounces English; most annoyingly, she delivers every variant of “twenty” as “twenny.” Literate listeners will bark their shins on her mispronunciations too often to fully enjoy this interesting, if sometimes wandering, history. W.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400116317 $34.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400166312 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400146314 $69.99 • Ten CDs

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