Gildart Jackson's narration conveys a lot of information with just enough emotion and drama to hold the listener’s attention throughout this comprehensive look at the 1600s and the lessons learned by early British colonists. His voice blends passages from the period with a modern awareness. That skill hits home when Gaskell writes about harsh British attitudes toward Native Americans. Jackson also sharpens the contrast between utopian writings meant to encourage migration and the realities of colonial life. Stories of New England and Virginia familiar to U.S. listeners are included, and the author ties those stories to political conflicts back in England and the lesser known histories of Newfoundland and the West Indies. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483026640 $44.95 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4830-2661-9 $24.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483026626 $123.00 Seventeen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781483026633 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781483026596 multiple sources
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