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  • Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bernard B. Fall
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu, in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

    Troels says: "Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochin"
    "Great book, lousy narrator"
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    What did you love best about Street Without Joy?

    Dr. Fall wrote an excellent and factual account that is an excellent read. I have been in many of the locations and walked, or drove, over the ground.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Perhaps Perkins was using British pronunciation but his Vietnamese pronunciation really sucks. I found it very distracting and at times a bit hard to follow. Too bad, there are plenty of ways to get correct pronunciation.


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