Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CS ISBN 978-1-4703-5951-5 $123.75 Twenty-two cassettes
CD ISBN 9781470359515 $123.75 Twenty-two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470359522 $64.75 Three MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470352080 $109.00
Henry Strozier's deep, authoritative voice fits the tone and the density of this serious, detailed (occasionally dry) history of the early settling of British North America. His reading is expressive and well modulated to fit the sense of the text, which is enlivened at times by a wry or sarcastic tone. He even emotes and acts when the material permits. Despite his skill, he can't always hold on to some of Bailyn's long, complex sentences all the way through. At times, a slow pace and long pauses make the text seem more ponderous. Overall, though, this remains a strong, able reading of a predominantly thoughtful and informative text. W.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2014]
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