In this first book of the U.S.A. Trilogy, John Dos Passos pioneers an experimental style of writing that is meant to take in the entire American experience. With bits of newspaper clippings, telegrams, songs, and biographies as interludes, the story tells of Americans during WWI. Narrating this book is no mean feat, and David Drummond is fully invested in the project. While his "gee whiz" tone surprises at first, as the book goes on, it's clear that his interpretation fits Dos Passos's unique style. One can imagine a different type of narration, but Drummond's approach brings listeners into this distinctive fictional world with fervor and energy. K.M. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400119103 $39.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400169108 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400149100 $95.99 Eleven CDs
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