Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 9781400103478 $29.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400153473 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $13.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 9781400133475 $59.99 Seven CDs
If you've never heard of a flying tank or an aircraft carrier made of ice, Zack Parsons's collection of the worst weapons of WWII will fill you with fascinating factoids. Although serious in intent, the light writing, like the title, keeps a tongue-in-cheek treatment throughout. Narrator Patrick Lawlor takes the author's cue and uses every opportunity to entertain. He adopts comedic Russian and German accents, his voices shout in panic during combat scenes, and his "Hitler in a temper tantrum" could win an Oscar. For the informative sections, he stays animated and brisk, sometimes sounding like he's just finished 12 cups of coffee. Lawlor never blurs his articulation and skillfully manages the foreign, technical, and military vocabulary. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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