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by | Read by Brian Corrigan, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns

History • 18.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Sadly, listeners won't hear the songs on this companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary series. The stories stand tall without them, though. Listeners can imagine narrator Brian Corrigan's clear, slightly accented voice hosting a country music show. He gives quotes from music figures a natural conversational tone, although listeners won't mistake Corrigan for Dolly Parton. Many listeners will have heard the basics of the lives of stars like Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. The familiar stories are told with engaging charm, and there's always a new tidbit to chaw on. Dayton Duncan adds a likable personal note at the end as he narrates his own afterword, while Ken Burns introduces the audiobook with a sense of importance and grandeur. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9780525588849 $55.00 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780525588856 $27.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9780525588870 $95.00

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