Gr 9-12-More appropriate for individual rather than group listening in an educational setting, these tapes provide the background to the personal factors influencing the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, and 4-5 minute biographical sketches of 42 of the 56 signers of that document. Voice actor Timothy Patrick Miller, 1996 Audie Award finalist, clearly and dramatically chronicles the lives of those who put their fortunes and lives in jeopardy for us today. His reading of this abridged book by historian T.R. Fehrenbach makes listeners feel a personal relationship with these patriots, once called traitors by the English crown. Fehrenbach is also the author of such texts as This Kind of War, This Kind of Peace, F.D.R.'s Undeclared War, and Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. Much of this information could be found by reading biographies of the signers. For those who prefer brief biographical facts and the audio format, this set is accessible to mature high school students. It is most appropriate for inclusion in public library audio collections.- Scott Johnson, Whittemore Park Middle School, Conway, SC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.