Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2010
CS ISBN 9781441749888 $99.95 Thirteen cassettes
CD ISBN 9781441749895 $123.00 Fifteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441749925 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
To his credit, Bill Wallace reads this book with no attempt at an accent. To do so easily could devolve into parody. So he plays it straight. Nonetheless, for the first several minutes of listening one has to get used to not hearing an Indian accent. The book covers Gandhi’s life from his youthful rebellion to his law practice in South Africa and his leadership of the movement to free India from British rule. Gandhi explains how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance. His life propels the work, so Wallace does not try to artificially embellish it with vocal bombast. Yet he reads with emotion as befits the writing. He pronounces Indian words and locations clearly and with facility. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]
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