Mixing English, American, Dutch, and French accents, James Langton has a wonderful time narrating this humorous and insightful historical novel. The story takes the listener from the intrigue of the Restoration court of Charles II in England to the deep woods and Puritan politics of the New World in the early 1660s. Celebrated diarist Samuel Pepys, a secretary of procurement in the King's Navy, is being driven to distraction by his good-humored but utterly unemployable brother-in-law, Baltasar, so he sends "Balty" off on a couple of quick errands across the sea. What could go wrong? With unfailing cheerfulness, Langton take us on a friendly and altogether fascinating romp through some little-known early American history. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781508255673 $17.99
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