Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2018
DD ISBN 978-1-338-31087-0 $27.99
Library Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2018
DD ISBN 978-1-338-31089-4 $83.99
Combining an approachable style with an unhurried pace and occasional character accents, narrator Michael Yurchak captures the voices of the American soldiers who landed at Omaha and Utah Beaches during WWII. Deborah Hopkinson provides a sweeping exploration of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The text is broken into sections, such as the topical "Briefings" and the first-person accounts in "Dispatches." It works well in print but is not so successful on audio. Sections dependent on tables and symbols, and those quoting long URLs, jolt listeners out of the immersive experience of the history, the strategy, and the suffering of those on the battlefields. This would be best listened to with book in hand. S.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
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