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THE BITTER ROAD TO FREEDOM A New History of the Liberation of Europe

by | Read by Mel Foster

History • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

In a story about the liberation of Europe during WWII, the author places a sad and shocking focus on the suffering of civilians caught among the warring armies. Instead of concentrating on the movement of troops or war strategy, Hitchcock investigates such subjects as hunger, rape, and postwar internment. At first, narrator Mel Foster sounds stilted and emotionless. However, in a short while, his voice moves to the background as the author's appealing knack for prose takes the limelight in a story filled with eloquent word pictures. Foster's French far exceeds his German, which he delivers inconsistently. His reading on the writings of Ernie Pyle, the most famous war correspondent, may be the best part of his performance. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400110476 $39.99 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400160471 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400140473 $79.99 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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