A true historical narrative of American sailors shipwrecked and abducted into slavery, this is a story even Hollywood couldn’t improve. Michael Prichard's reserved style is surprising at first, given such dramatic content. However, when the listener is transported to the early nineteenth century, and the monotony of life on the seas or sands, his steady, even tone—well enunciated, measured, and deliberate—is well received. But for those used to more dramatic readings, the narration may seem monotonous in parts. His English pronunciation of Arabic words, for those familiar with that language, serves to underscore the alienation of these American characters trapped in a foreign land. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781478900238 $40.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9781478952671 $24.98
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781478900207 $79.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9781478900214 multiple sources
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