AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

RAILROADED The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

by | Read by Paul Woodson

History • 23 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Narrator Paul Woodson does a marvelous job with this audiobook. His deep, resonant voice brings to mind nineteenth-century intonations and pronunciations. Narrating at a lively clip, he has a command of the author's intent, pausing and accentuating for effect and to create dramatic tension. What makes Woodson's job a bit easier is that he's narrating history written by one of the giants in the field. The story of the building of the western railroad after the Civil War is a story of America itself. There's greed, ambition, the public good, racism, government involvement, and the wealthy industrialists, known as the Big Four--Stanford, Huntington, Crocker, and Hopkins--who got it done. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2018

CD ISBN 9781541417922 $59.99 • Eighteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1541467927 $23.62 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $39.95

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.

envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×