Narrator Julian Elfer's pronounced British accent is at best extraneous to Michael Korda's personal memoir of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. This audiobook compresses the whole history of Hungary and the geopolitics of Central Europe into just five hours. Elfer does a serviceable job, and as the narrative picks up in its second half, he is quite effective. But at times he seems simply to be reading. Korda is a rewarding author, and this is an absorbing memoir, regardless. But one thinks of what a more seasoned performer might have done with this same material and can only sigh at the opportunity that was missed. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705212066 $15.99
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