Fall gives an insider's history, at times amazingly dramatic, of the disastrous French war in Indochina, 1946-1954, and the follow-up into the 1960s. British narrator Derek Perkins is in command of pace, emphasis, and expressive modulation. He manages to convey Fall's dry cynicism about the war, and his admiration and sympathy for those who fought it, without overemphasis or calling undue attention to technique. His French is very good, as is his American accent. When quoting French in translation, he gives it an accent that can be a bit much, but it does help orient the reader. Overall, he provides an admirable reading of a remarkable story and an important piece of history. W.M. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452613178 $49.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452663173 $34.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452643175 $95.99 Eleven CDs
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