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R. Friedman

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  • 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tom Segev
    • Narrated By James Boles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Going far beyond a military account, Segev re-creates the crisis in Israel before 1967, showing how economic recession, a full grasp of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by neighbor states combined to produce a climate of apocalypse. He depicts the country's bravado after its victory and the mood revealed in a popular joke in which one soldier says to his friend, "Let's take over Cairo". The friend replies, "Then what shall we do in the afternoon?"

    Steve says: "Awesome book, atrocious pronounciation"
    "horrible pronounciation errors"
    Overall

    I am enjoying this book but am shocked at how terrible the narrator's pronounciation of common Hebrew words is. This can be extremely distracting for anyone who knows any Hebrew. He totally butchers most Hebrew words and they occur fairly frequently in the narrative. I am really surprised that he did not have more training before recording the book- I thought that this was a prerequisite for readers recording books with foreign words in it.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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