Julie Teal's narration of this audiobook about six female news correspondents during WWII is most effective when she narrates in her British accent. She speaks dramatically at a good pace and steady cadence. But the decision to voice the American women (and five out of the six are Yanks) in a kind of flattened monotone distracts from the stories of overarching courage, valor, and ingenuity. The two best known are Martha Gellhorn, who stowed away to cross over to Normandy on D-Day and out reported her then-husband Ernest Hemingway, and Lee Miller, the gifted photographer who was a model and muse for surrealist Man Ray before the war. Miller and Gellhorn, Virginia Cowles, Helen Kirkpatrick, Clare Hollingsworth, and Sigrid Schultz set the stage for female war correspondents. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593455425 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593455432 $95.00
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