Retail pak Brilliance Audio 2002
CS ISBN 1587887983 $32.95 Eight cassettes
The prime minister of Vietnam from 1965 to 1968 has written a book about his experiences during the most turbulent period in his country's modern history. Dick Hill's terrific narration and the sense that this is the other side talking make this one great tale. Hill knows how to tell the story so that it's engrossing as history and as the story of one man's attempts to win the Vietnam War for the South. With great force and resonance, Hill relates Ky's outrage, frustration, and incomprehension at U.S. actions. His voice is deliberate and unemotional, but when he does become involved in the text, it hits like a tidal wave. Almost 30 years have passed since this episode, but Hill's timing, pacing, and evenhandedness ensure this story's freshness. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 02]
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