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THE HEATHEN SCHOOL A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

by | Read by Tom Weiner

History • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Tom Weiner brings professional polish, expressiveness, and intelligence to his narration of this history of an early-nineteenth- century school set up to train “heathens” (such as Hawaiians and Cherokee) to be missionaries. His voice is strong and likable, and he matches his tone to the sense of the text well. However, his manner is rather formal, as if he were providing the narration to a technical film, which is less engaging than reading as storytelling, one person to another. His relative stiffness becomes awkward and a bit unconvincing when Demos describes his own research and writing in present-tense interludes. Still, it’s an admirably clear reading overall and will ably serve anyone interested in this odd, and often sad, corner of history. W.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483002668 $34.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-0263-7 $22.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483002644 $100.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483002651 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483002613 multiple sources

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