By Stephanie Ciccarelli
February 26, 2007
AudioFile recently honored Marc Cashman with an Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook "Ship of Ghosts".
Read the review here.
SHIP OF GHOSTS
Author: James Hornfischer
Read by: Marc Cashman
This story and its teller match so perfectly that James Hornfischerâ€™s history of the final battle of a WWII naval cruiser and its captured crew deserves the highest praise. The author combines details from the menâ€™s memories and the historical record using a rare descriptive ability to paint word pictures as distinct and lasting as oil on canvas. Narrator Marc Cashmanâ€™s manner resembles conversation; one canâ€™t believe he isnâ€™t speaking from within. The pace, volume, and intonations he chooses seem natural, and the listenerâ€™s attention never sways from the riveting story of action, suffering, and survival. His worthy ability to enunciate without it sounding forced adds a pleasant dimension to an audiobook that is hard to pause until the final words. J.A.H.
Â© AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
Books on Tape, 2006 â€¢ 17.5 hrs. â€¢ Unabridged â€¢ History
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