Behind the Mic: On The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, Read by John Lee and the Author
Jo Reed and Jonathan Smith Discuss Erik Larson's Account of Winston Churchill's First Year as Prime Minister
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Listeners will be on the edge of their seats while listening to John Lee’s superb narration of Winston Churchill’s first year as Britain’s prime minister, 1940-41. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss this most perilous year in Britain’s history, as told through Erik Larson’s captivating writing and Lee’s polished and expressive narration. The German invasion was expected at any moment, and listeners gain a new appreciation for the perilous state England was in as they faced Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz.
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