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EYEWITNESS 1930-1939

by | Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

History • 5 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2004

[Editor's Note: This a combined review with EYEWITNESS: 1940-1949.]--A fascinating sample of British people speak in these recordings, collected from eclectic archives of 1930-1949. Politicians, authors, newscasters, and ordinary citizens relate stories about life on their island. While popping and static mar some of the sound segments, most have good quality. A few of the accents may stump some American listeners, but the majority will not. The variety of voices keeps the interest level high. Tim Pigott-Smith provides the narrative, and his familiar, calm voice gives continuity to an intimate look at Great Britain before and during WWII. This history--presented by personal vignettes--gives learning a personal and inspiring dimension. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2004

CD ISBN 079273596X $49.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $19.96

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