Ackroyd’s history of Britain in the 1600s has many dramatic high points, but its audio delivery proves wearisome. Clive Chafer is an accomplished narrator, with many fine titles to his credit. But he’s locked into a professional style that puts heavy weight onto the closing word in a sentence, clause, or phrase, and, once noticed, this practice becomes more and more distracting, and soon monotonous. Possibly this is a matter of taste, and another ear will hear him differently. Ackroyd’s history proves to be fascinating and well told, and can be recommended on its own merits. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483034034 $44.95 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781483034003 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483034010 $123.00 Sixteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781483034027 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
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