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JOHN MARSHALL The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

by | Read by Robert Fass

Biography & Memoir • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

By varying his tone, pacing, and volume, narrator Robert Fass brings this portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall to dramatic life. The adjustments in his reading style seem natural and appropriate. In quoting the fiery Patrick Henry, Fass nearly yells (although the editor adjusts the volume, so the effect is there without shattering the listener’s eardrums). Then he takes a more theatrical tone with the words of Daniel Webster. For Marshall himself, he adopts a studied tone, which is fitting for the champion of a centrist judiciary. Fass generally takes a solemn approach for quoting court rulings. In the rest of the work, Fass carries the reading along smoothly, with an engaging tone. It would have been easy to fall into a somnolent rhythm, but Fass resists. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483017853 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-1782-2 $24.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483017839 $105.00 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483017846 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483017808 multiple sources

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