Wolf of the Deep

Stephen Fox, Author, Barrett Whitener, Read by , read by Barrett Whitener. Blackstone Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-0058-8

Whitener is the perfect choice to bring to life the exciting yet tragic adventures of Confederate raider Capt. Raphael Semmes, captain of the top secret warship Alabama . Whitener knows how to switch subtly from the voice of Fox's straightforward narrator to the Southern accent of the Maryland-born Semmes. Sounding like a Civil War veteran himself, Whitener tells how Semmes went from Southern hero—feared by the North because of his highly effective slash-and-burn raids on their shipping—to an outcast who found himself in charge of a sinking ship, unable to get desperately needed repairs at foreign ports. With Whitener's expert reading, listeners can relive Semmes's seagoing triumphs and disasters. And Civil War enthusiasts will have a chance to hear about the conflict's lesser-known episodes. Simultaneous release with the Knopf hardcover (Reviews, May 14). (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 09/24/2007
Release date: 07/01/2007
Genre: Audio
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-0057-1
Hardcover - 317 pages - 978-1-4000-4429-0
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-0055-7
Paperback - 317 pages - 978-1-4000-9542-1
Compact Disc - 978-1-4332-0056-4
MP3 CD - 978-1-4332-0059-5
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