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LOST KINGDOM Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure

by | Read by Joyce Bean

History • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Joyce Bean narrates this fascinating history of the kingdom of Hawaii before and after its encounter with Captain Cook in 1788. The story focuses on the royal family, especially Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii, and its relationship with the Western powers that competed to control the islands, particularly the sugar trade. Bean twists her tongue around Hawaiian names and towns without hesitation. Letters and news articles are interspersed within the narrative, breaking up the historical details. Bean uses minimal characterization for a fluid performance. This history of Hawaii, including its struggle with disease and infertility, is enhanced by Bean's reading. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-4923-9 $29.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-4955-0 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-4957-4 $14.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-4954-3 $79.97 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-4956-7 $44.97 • One MP3-CDs

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