Beacon Hill

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

Beacon Hill - Series 1 Publisher's Summary

New England, 1898: The Prescott Family is Boston. In that bygone golden age, Patriarch Charles presides over both his shipping line and family with a sure and strong hand, while wife Jocelyn is feeling her authority usurped by her powerfully minded mother-in-law, Augusta. Their children, Marietta, Aurora, and Barton find themselves trying to make their way in a constantly changing world - filled with social upheaval and technological advancements. The Prescotts' house staff goes about their duties under the supervision of the taciturn butler, Williams. Effortlessly integrating historical events into its narrative (including the second running of the American Marathon - later renamed the Boston Marathon), and filled with intrigue, warmth, and drama writ large, the Colonial Radio Theatre invites you into the Prescott household for an evocative, unforgettable depiction of Boston life as lived by those who set the pace. Williams has set an extra place for you at the table - won't you join us on Beacon Hill?

©2013 Jerry Robbins (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Beacon Hill - Series 1

    • Episodes 1-4
    • By: Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, Shana Dirik, James Tallach, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    New England, 1898: The Prescott Family is Boston. In that bygone golden age, Patriarch Charles presides over both his shipping line and family with a sure and strong hand, while wife Jocelyn is feeling her authority usurped by her powerfully minded mother-in-law, Augusta. Their children, Marietta, Aurora, and Barton find themselves trying to make their way in a constantly changing world - filled with social upheaval and technological advancements. The Prescotts' house staff goes about their duties under the supervision of the taciturn butler, Williams.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stop With This One

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    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 2

    • Beacon Hill - Series 2

    • Episodes 5-8
    • By: Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, Shana Dirik, The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In series two of Beacon Hill, Barton Prescott finds himself in trouble with the roughnecks he took bets from during the American Marathon. Unable to pay what he owes, his life becomes endangered. Meanwhile, Marietta falls in love with an actor, and must keep their romance a secret for fear of causing an uproar at home, which seems inevitable when Jocelyn demands to meet the young man.

    Regular price: $6.99