Craven Street by Yuri Rasovsky audiobook

Craven Street: Ben Franklin in London

Written, produced, and directed by Yuri Rasovsky
Read by Elizabeth Montgomery , George Grizzard , Sir Nigel Hawthorne , and a distinguished cast

Blackstone Publishing
4.23 Hours Audio Theater
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Originally broadcast nationwide in 1993, this meticulously researched five-part historical drama is being published by Blackstone to commemorate Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday, January 2006. It reveals the multi-faceted, complex Franklin’s little-known adventures in London before the Revolution. For fifteen years, he lived on Craven Street off the Thames, where he established a surrogate family, began his autobiography and became America’s most famous citizen. As tensions heated up between the Mother Country and her colonies, Franklin became embroiled in intrigue, espionage and even a duel. The British government believed him “the head of all the rebels” and set out to have him hanged. He escaped only hours before arresting magistrates came banging on his Craven Street door. He was at sea sailing for home when “the shot heard ’round the world” rang out at Lexington.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Originally broadcast nationwide in 1993, this meticulously researched five-part historical drama is being published by Blackstone to commemorate Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday, January 2006. It reveals the multi-faceted, complex Franklin’s little-known adventures in London before the Revolution. For fifteen years, he lived on Craven Street off the Thames, where he established a surrogate family, began his autobiography and became America’s most famous citizen. As tensions heated up between the Mother Country and her colonies, Franklin became embroiled in intrigue, espionage and even a duel. The British government believed him “the head of all the rebels” and set out to have him hanged. He escaped only hours before arresting magistrates came banging on his Craven Street door. He was at sea sailing for home when “the shot heard ’round the world” rang out at Lexington.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What brings this to life is a soundtrack that mixes noise, music, narrative, snatches of dialogue, and other effects to conjure up a panorama of London life in your mind that no amount of visual detailing on TV could have achieved.” Christian Science Monitor
“Craven Street is a moving, informative and beautifully produced radio play festooned with music and sounds of the time.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Yuri Rasovsky

Author Bio: Yuri Rasovsky

Yuri Rasovsky (1944–2012) won wide critical acclaim during his forty-year career as an audio dramatist, writer, producer, and director. His numerous honors included two Peabody Awards, nine Audie Awards, and a Grammy. In 2011, his production for Blackstone, The Mark of Zorro, was nominated for a Grammy. His final production for Blackstone before his death was Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! He has left behind an incredible legacy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English