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Review of Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 audiobook

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
by Albert Marrin; read by Jim Frangione
Middle School, High School    Listening Library    Rev. 3/18
5 CDs    5.75 hrs.    978-1-525-52609-4    $45.00

Marrin’s account of the flu pandemic that killed millions of people during World War I, plus modern-day efforts to identify that strain and prevent a recurrence, is given serious, steady narration by reader Frangione. His stentorian voice, along with his distinct enunciation and careful pace, underscores the gravity of the events. Listeners wishing to gain insight into the terrifying months of a flu pandemic during a world war will appreciate Frangione’s sober guidance.

From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Anita L. Burkam About Anita L. Burkam

Horn Book reviewer Anita L. Burkam is former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine.

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