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  • Oradour: Villages des Martyrs

  • By: James Stephens
  • Narrated by: Robert V. Gallant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

At the heart of the Haute Vienne region of France, there is a village some 10 km from Limoges. The name of this village is Oradour sur Glane. On the 10th of June, 1944, this quaint village was the scene of a barbaric massacre, at the hands of the evil Nazis. Over 150 heavily armed SS soldiers entered this peaceful village and rounded up 642 men, women, and children. After hearing false reports that they were part of the resistance movement, upon orders, these vile men systematically murdered these innocent civilians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and narrated!

  • By James on 05-27-16

Oradour: Villages des Martyrs--Superb in Every Way

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-16

If you could sum up Oradour: Villages des Martyrs in three words, what would they be?

gripping and tragic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Oradour: Villages des Martyrs?

The initial surprised reaction to the attack and destruction is touching and articulate.

What about Robert V. Gallant’s performance did you like?

Robert V. Gallant's voice has a wise and mature resonance--an expressiveness appropriate to the sad events at Oradour. His voice carries the narrative forward and holds the listener from start to finish.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Well done. I would be interested to know of future books narrated by Mr. Gallant.

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