Chesapeake 1880 : Steamboats & Oyster Wars

  • by Ken Rossignol
  • Narrated by Paul J. McSorley
  • Series: Steamboats & Oyster Wars
  • 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life in the Chesapeake region for the family of Ethan Aaron Douglas, from steamboats to newspapers, struggles of immigrants and the changes brought by the industrial revolution. The simple life of watermen and challenges of weather, fire and disaster in the era of 1880 to 1910 brought to life for the reader from a life-long resident of the Tidewater region. Catch up on the latest events from around the Chesapeake as told by the News Readers on the steamboats of the Old Bay Line to the passengers.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful way to retell history. Very enjoyable

What did you love best about Chesapeake 1880?

The combination of the reality of the true news stories with the fictional accounts provided by the author's imagination that has been fuelled by his research of the time in history.was


What other book might you compare Chesapeake 1880 to and why?

Obviously, the first book in the series comes to mind. Chesapeake 1880 continues in the style of Chesapeake 1850 as this is the next 30 years in the timeline.


Which character – as performed by Paul J. McSorley – was your favorite?

Daniel and Sean are definitely favourites as they seek out their place in this new world that they have come to.


Any additional comments?

Easy listening and a very way to learn about an interesting time.. The afternoon really went by quickly while this book was on.

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- Donna Wiebe

Chesapeake 1880

I enjoyed the book having spent time on the Chesapeake as a youngster. The voices of the reader help with the feel of the words read. Also, you might want to read , Chesapeake 1850.
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- mikeatty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2015
  • Publisher: Kenneth C. Rossignol