Book pak Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2001
CS ISBN 1841972274 $48.00 Five cassettes
The enthusiasm and skill of the author as reader adds a significant plus to this audiobook about the beginning of railroading in Great Britain in the 1830s and '40s. Anthony Burton does theatrical regional accents as he creates delightfully entertaining scoundrels, engineers, bankers, and members of Parliament, who all become mixed up in the new business destined to make the Victorian island smaller and wealthier. The greatest entrepreneur/engineer of these early years was Robert Stephenson, and much of the story revolves around his life and contributions to the creation of "the iron horse." J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]
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