Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the death of Nelson, the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life - no less memorable for that - including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution, views of slave owners and slaves, Paul Gaugin choosing a bride on Tahiti and the arrest of Dr Crippen.
Narrator Kerry Shale is a Sony Radio Academy Award winner, narrator of dozens of audiobooks. and an actor in films as diverse as fenll and Welcome to Sarajevo.
Teresa Gallagher has performed in many leading roles in both plays and musicals across the country, London s West End, and Broadway. In addition, she is a well-known voice to listeners of BBC Radio Drama. Her work on film includes The Misadventures of Margaret and Mike Leigh s Topsy Turvy. She has read numerous audio books throughout her career, including the Biography of Jane Austen by Elizabeth Jenkins and selections from The Decameron by Boccaccio.
In a unique approach to understanding our past, Naxos has combined the eyewitness accounts of 60 people into a fascinating chimera of historical events, ranging from coronations to executions, that took place between 480 B.C.E. and 1945 C.E. Using a pleasant sprinkling of light classical music, British readers take the parts of the storytellers--sometimes with appropriate foreign accents--weaving their diverse accounts into an integrated presentation by narrator Tim Pigott-Smith. Whether you're with Charles Lindbergh looking for the Paris airport at night or Samuel Pepys watching the Great Fire of London, your fantasies will travel through time and space in a whirlwind of memorable episodes. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Description du livre Paperback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR008440367
Description du livre Naxos AudioBooks 2003, 2003. New sealed cassette set Audio Cassettes, History. N° de réf. du libraire A111287