Library Ed. Recorded Books 2010
CS ISBN 978-1-4498-4069-3 $72.75 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 9781449840709 $102.75 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781449840235 $29.99
Jeff McCarthy delivers Sandlin’s social history of the Mississippi River. Sandlin attempts to dispel the romanticized myth of the majestic Mississippi and tell the true story of life on the river up to the time of the Civil War. His stories range from the harshness of life and descriptions of the boats that made their way down the river to the myths and tall tales that developed in this region. McCarthy’s reading ties these disparate elements together. His deep voice is tinged with a degree of excitement, perfect for the pioneering spirit of those who lived on the river, and his timing maintains the pace of the stories as well as enhances their comedic elements. E.N. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]
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