Bryan W. Haven's profile of the founding father of communist China is dramatized by a group of actors led by John Ringham, who imbues the recitation of Haven's prose with a tony aplomb. Mao's biographical progression is accompanied by smart soundtrack choices that set the scene, such as the pastoral approximation of traditional Chinese music when recounting his early days as a farmer's son, and the grander orchestrations that accompany his rise to power. Steve Hodson gives a thrilling and nuanced performance as Mao that captures the dynamism and charisma that enabled this anti-imperialist revolutionary to unite an entire nation.
The part of Mao Tse-Tung is played by Steve Hodson, with other parts played by Peter Penry-Jones and Stephen Thorne.
© and (P)1976 Ivan & Inge Berg
I have bought dozens of Audible products, and they have all been excellent except for this
one. It is appallingly bad. One of the great stories of the 20th century is reduced to comic book caricature, full of banal music and pompous speechifying.
Can you image, no reference to Nixon's visit.
I checked 1 star because 0 was rejected, but this product should be withdrawn. Ed
Never. I learned nothing from this one.
I'm sorry, but no.
If I could, I would have given no stars at all.
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