Charleston

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Author(s): John Jakes
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.32 hours)
Product Number: Z08700
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490629193
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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From the best-selling author of On Secret Service comes a novel that spans decades and generations. Sweeping from the bitterly divided Carolina frontier of the 1770s through the tragic destruction of the city during the Civil War, and peopled by aristocrats and abolitionists, slaves and freedmen, Charleston is Jakes at his very best.

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Charleston
Product Number: BX00031606
Product Number:Z08700
Product Number:C2284

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): John Jakes
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C2284
Released: Jul 22, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402557460
eBook
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Author(s): John Jakes
Product Number EB00389152
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101209646

Professional reviews

"From the American Revolution through the Civil War, John Jakes traces the lives, passions, and fortunes of the Bell family of Charleston, South Carolina. This is a satisfyingly old-fashioned saga, replete with brave men and cowards, slaves and freedmen, abolitionists and slave owners, vixens and heroines. It's all delivered with the confidence of an expert in historical fiction. Did pre-Revolutionary War Southerners speak with Southern accents? This reviewer thinks that they may have sounded more British than Southern. But for understandable reasons, actor Dylan Baker has chosen to give all the characters Southern voices from the start of the story. It works. Baker paints the characters with telling variations in tone. Sugary-sweet villainous women, clear-voiced upstanding citizens, exhausted slaves are real enough to keep one rapt. George Truett's abridgment necessarily leaves out some of the story's background and development, which can be frustrating in a multigenerational saga. Yet he cut without leaving obvious gaps, and the meat of the story remains. An entertaining listen. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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