Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2001
CS ISBN $85.95 Eleven cassettes
“Lincoln possessed a tenor intonation of voice, that shrill monotone style of speaking that enabled his audience, however large, to hear distinctly the lowest sound of his voice,” writes Guelzo, who has crammed this study of Abe’s philosophical and religious underpinnings with fresh observations. Did you know, for instance, that Lincoln detested Jefferson? We did know, of course, that Abe was funny. “If elected, I will be thankful,” he told his first-ever audience. “If beaten, I can do as I have been doing: work for a living.” Edward Lewis reads clearly and even enthusiastically, but he reads as if he were alone in the room. It’s a perfectly serviceable performance, but the audiobook industry has moved on. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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