Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9780307989789 $45.00 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780307989796 $30.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2012
CD ISBN 9780307989802 $45.00 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780307989819 $95.00
Paul Boehmer’s sophisticated voice works well with Carter’s detailed legal maneuverings, coup d’état plots, and extensive character list of political figures. Abigail Canner is appointed as a clerk in the law office that is defending President Lincoln against impeachment. Portraying an educated black woman during this divisive time, Boehmer gives the story the tension such a unique twist deserves. Despite the many prejudices she faces, Canner wins over many of her detractors with her sharp intuition and sense of right and wrong. Boehmer weaves a host of subplots, including murder and romance, with the story of a country on the verge of splintering if not for its staunch sixteenth president. S.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]
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