Monday, February 18, 2013

The Wordy Shipmates

[August 2009]
I found the production of this audiobook very well done. The author read her text, with other 'actors' acting out individual quoted characters. It sounds more like a radio-play than a dry audiobook.

The story itself centered around John Winthrop, Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson, with other characters thrown in to fill int he story. At its core it is a history of early New England, primarily from the vintage point of those three characters. However the author intersperses her wit to make humorous observations about their society and our warped media-influenced understanding of them. At first I found this to be an extremely interesting, funny approach to early American history. However, I eventually found myself tiring of the approach.

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