Book pak Recorded Books 1992
CS ISBN 1556906668 $23.00 Three cassettes cassettes
The ordeals of a Westphalian conscript during Napoleon's vainglorious trek to Russia are delivered by an authentic-sounding voice. To call this a diary seems something of a misnomer. Tull's reading, with its pauses and reflective tones, suggests more of a memoir given as a speech. The philosophical observations and occasional humor heighten the impression of Herr Walter's presence. The six letters included at the end highlight the documentation, while a shorter background note would have served. The presentation is compelling history. S.B.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 93]
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