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by | Read by Humphrey Bower

Fiction • 16.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Narrator Humphrey Bower perfectly juggles a variety of complex characters and accents in Carey’s historical novel. Olivier-Jean-Baptist de Clarel de Barfleur, a fictionalized version of Alexis de Tocqueville, is sent to America after his involvement in events surrounding Napoleon's return and the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X. Humphrey Bower inhabits Olivier’s friend, the lovable Parrot, aka John Larrit, an ex-con who becomes Olivier’s servant and a spy for Olivier's mother. Bower shows extraordinary vocal flexibility, pacing, and sensitivity as the relationship between Olivier and Parrot deepens against the remarkable tableau of undeveloped America and the rough-hewn people who created the greatest nation on earth. R.O. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2010]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441729774 $32.95 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441729781 $29.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441729743 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441729750 $109.00 • Fourteen CDs

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