AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Jennifer Ehle

Fiction • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Brooks’s fourth work of historical fiction vividly animates the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the first Native American graduate of Harvard. The period detail and the compelling viewpoint of Bethia Mayfield are strengthened by Jennifer Ehle’s narration. Ehle’s emphasis on the seventeenth-century word choices and grammatical structure creates a lyrical presentation. Equally strong is the portrait she draws of Bethia, a young woman who, like Caleb, has a strong intelligence and is as challenged by gender bias as he is by racial prejudice. Ehle captures the heroine’s passion for learning as well as her indignation and resignation in the face of unfair treatment—her own and that of her admired childhood friend, Caleb. The combination of Brooks’s writing and Ehle’s narration creates a powerful rendition of what Bethia calls her “tragical lament.” S.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9780142429709 $39.95 • Ten CDs


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441790156 $65.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441790163 $100.00 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441790187 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×