Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books/ Soundings 2004
CS ISBN $84.95 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN $89.95 Ten CDs
It is 1855, when Britain and France are at war with the Russians in the Crimea, and Sergeant Fancy Jack Crossman is leading a secret group harassing and ambushing the enemy along the Redan. Kilworth provides a detailed look at war and life in the British Army. Terry Wale tells the story with aplomb, effortlessly switching accents to mimic Americans, Australians, a variety of British classes, and Frenchmen. An amusing series of scenes with a camel-mounted machine gun that wreaks havoc on the Russians gives way to the serious slaughter of both British and Russians at the Redan. Wale’s performance is as flawless as ever, engrossing the listener in the blood and guts of the Crimean War. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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