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Author: Jerry Robbins Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781455835072
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From the journal of William Bradford, this audio production dramatizes the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrims and the events that lead up to their sailing from Southampton, England in the year 1620. "Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Players bring to life the persecution and betrayals of the Puritans, while still in Europe, that compelled their flight to the New World. [It] is historically correct, and remains both exciting and fun. This audio presentation has a full cast and music score, with lots of sound effects, engaging your attention and imagination. The Plimoth Adventure, Voyage of Mayflower makes history more personal for the listener" - Dean Carlisle, All Star Review Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Brody | 5/19/2019

    " I bought this recording in the cassette format in the year 2000, as a teaching device for my 4-year old daughter. I remember it most for its excellent musical score. Parts of the soundtrack (flutes, violins, woodwinds, horns, drums, bells, church organ) evoke a seagoing voyage. I only know of one other composition that evokes the same, and this is the Sea Symphony by Vaughn Williams. My main emphasis in being a daddy, was to teach my child about history. An unexpected result, is that when she graduated high school, she was asked to walk across the stage, and accept an award (a plaque) for being the best history student. This cassette, and other cassettes that I bought from THE COLONIAL RADIO PLAYERS are part of the heritage of my child's upbringing. Although all of the spoken language is in English, each of the actors speaks with some sort of archaic-sounding accent ("colonial English"?). Every word of the script is spoken distinctly, and easy to understand. Along with the spoken language, there is singing of sea shanties, and there are sound effects, such as seagull sounds, sounds of running footsteps, sounds of a cannon shot set off by a nearby ship, creaking sounds coming from various wooden parts or perhaps of moving ropes of a sailing ship, sounds of sails flapping in the wind, and so on. Here is an excerpt: "Ahoy Speedwell, Captain Reynolds why can't you keep up?" The response is, "We have heavy leaking, taking on water!" Another excerpt: "Those crying babies . . . the dissenters, sick as dogs . . . crying complaining . . . we should toss them all overboard . . . curse the whole lot of them. It would give me satisfaction to put them all in their place. Cargo!!! They's just cargo!!! Throw the whole lot overboard!!!"--Tom Brody, Ph.D. "

About the Author

Jerry Robbins is an American actor and singer who has performed in more than one hundred stage productions, including an acclaimed portrayal of John Barrymore in William Luces’ play, Barrymore. He has also written and produced forty radio plays with his company, the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, winning the Parents Choice Award for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2001 and an Audio Worlds Golden Headset Award for Little Big Horn in 1999.

About the Narrator

The Colonial Radio Players is a radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, they have won numerous awards, including Parents’ Choice Awards, Ogle Award, Mark Time Award, and Audie Award finalist. They have collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig.