Following the successful launch of the print edition of Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked the Cradle in the summer of 2014, the book’s author Wade MacLauchlan wanted to share this inspiring Island story with regional, national and international audiences.
A further impetus for the audio and e-book was to make the work available to friends who no longer read on a regular basis but who are closely connected to the story of the Alex Campbell years. The resulting digital and audio formats provide new ways for readers (and listeners) to access and experience the book.
Premier Campbell reads speeches and other materials originally delivered almost 50 years ago. They are still powerful, as his is remarkable singing voice.
Gracie Finley and Duncan McIntosh read selected quotations at the beginning of each chapter and other passages. Instrumental compositions provide smooth transitions between the chapters and a beautiful arrangement of Lucy Maud Montgomery's patriotic Island Hymn opens and closes the book.
The recordings were compiled, edited and digitally mastered by Rob Drew at the Robertson Library, UPEI using Adobe Audition. The resulting audio book is unabridged (and is in fact enhanced with new material not in the book) and includes almost 15 hours of high quality audio.
We hope you enjoy this audio edition of Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked The Cradle.