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THE MONUMENTS MEN Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

by | Read by Jeremy Davidson

History • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

This book recounts how a small group of art historians and restorers, curators, and archivists sought to save art treasures during WWII. It reads more like an adventure novel than a mere retelling of history, especially after the unit's mission changes from preserving treasures from bombing to recovering looted artwork. And that's the tone that reader Jeremy Davidson delivers. He varies the pacing effectively, based on the nature of the text. He speeds up slightly during exciting action-filled sequences. He reads letters and documents with a flatter tone, making it easy for listeners to discern when the document stops and the author's words resume. He also gives a slight but not intrusive or cartoonish British accent to quotations by Britishers. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]

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Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2009

DD ISBN 9781427209412 $22.99

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