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THE ESPERANZA FIRE Arson, Murder and the Agony of Engine 57

by | Read by Pete Larkin

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

As a devastating fire rages through a swath of California land, thousands of acres and homes are caught in its path. Several firefighters are killed. John Maclean puts together three parts of the same story: the fire itself; a biographical look at those who fought, and died, fighting it; and the capture of the man who was eventually convicted for igniting the blaze. Narrator Pete Larkin adapts well. At times, he keeps to a tone as straight as his narration when someone is being quoted. Other times, though, he imitates a character's voice in his own way. His best--unique and seemingly befitting--is the slightly dumbed-down voice of the arsonist whom investigators track and bring to justice. Larkin brings a theatrical style, respectfully, to the narration of this true story. M.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2013]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781622312665 $36.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9781622312672 $24.47


Library Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781622312689 $78.00 • Eight CDs

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