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The short book reads like a Masters level dissertation. It is well researched & presents a very important piece of WWII history with a scholarly touch. If you're looking for a brief overview of the Vichy regime, this book is an excellent choice.
But be warned, Mr. Crockett's narration is awful. You will have to fight through his constant mispronunciation of vocabulary, both common & academic, his well intended over annunciation and amateur-hour voice affectations, indistinguishable from one character to the next, during all historical quotes.
Honestly, if I hadn't been so eager to dive into this subject, I would have requested a refund because the book is almost unlistenable due to performance.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
When the performer can't even pronounce the title correctly you know you aren't going to get very far. So, so unbearable. You have to wonder whether it's some kind of prank performance or a dare. Sorry to be so negative but if you are an Audible regular you will know that it renders everything else unbearable. This was the worst case I've ever come across.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I am afraid I didn't get far enough in before getting Audible to refund.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of William Crockett?
Sorry to keep harping on, but anyone who can pronounce French names and places in - not necessarily a French accent (I don't speak French) - but at least in a way that an English speaker might have heard before.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?