Narrator Mark Boyett delivers Strausbaugh's informed and entertaining history of the City of New York during the Civil War and its aftermath. Although he covers the horrific draft riots, crooked elections, and other significant events that took place within the city, he focuses on the achievements and scandals of New Yorkers on the battlefields, in Washington, DC, and around the world. Boyett is an impressive voice actor. His voice evokes a young David McCullough at his gravelly best. Boyett is always easy to understand. His pacing is good, calming but not soporific. He is comfortable with the pronunciation of almost forgotten terms. Strausbaugh searches for comedy in the conduct of his subjects. His style can minimize the tragedy of their time. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2016]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781478909675 $25.98
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