Pam Ward gives this brief, popularly written history of ancient Greece (the text of an illustrated book, here without the illustrations) an amiable, energetic, and attentive narration. Her voice is reminiscent of a 1950s TV mom, but her light tone and amused congeniality don't negate the intelligent care she brings to interpreting the text. She shapes intonation and emphasis to provide great clarity to the listener. She's especially adept at giving the text's frequent jokiness a properly droll tone while maintaining a fundamental seriousness. When given the occasional chance to act (as in quotations), she emotes admirably. Ward accurately renders and even betters the text of this Ancient Greek History 101, conveying its breeziness while keeping it anchored. W.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504702355 $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5047-0232-4 $16.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504702331 $69.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504702348 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504702294 multiple sources
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