- Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families
- Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist
- Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-26-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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Featured on the cover of the New Yorker and in various print and TV news programs, this rich historical document will preserve the stories of American troops at a crucial moment in American history.
Edited by Andrew Carroll. Read by Sandi Austin, Joe Barrett, David Birney, Stephen Bonnell, Richard Brewer, Scott Brick, Emily Janice Card, Orson Scott Card, Andrew Carroll, Ross Cohen, Gabrielle De Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Robert Forster, Kirby Heyborne, Stephen Hoye, Arte Johnson, Stephen Lang, Rex Linn, Kathe Mazur, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, Judith Smiley, Mirron E. Willis, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Stephanie Zimbalist.
2006 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award
Audie Award Finalist, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2007
"This beautifully edited compilation of writings from modern warriors and their loved ones contains a wonderful range of voices and experience....This collection provides a truly multi-faceted and agenda-free look at the ongoing conflict from the Americans who lived it, and deserves a large audience." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Beth on 05-12-08
Should Be Required Reading For All Americans
This book is a compilation of writings by service men and women who have fought the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their family members. It does not take any particular political viewpoint, including authors who support the wars and those who do not. It does, however, provide a very thoughtful "insider's view" of what it means to be in the middle of the war. It gave me a much better understanding of the war than any newspaper article, or even from being deployed to Iraq myself.
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By Wm. on 07-13-07
Don't pass on this
No words can describe the experience of listeing to this compilation of works. You must experience it for yourself.
One word of caution is the language in some of the peices, crude but understandable under the conditions.
My bigest complaint is not with the book, but with Audble's insistance on inserting their "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" at the end. It seames totaly inapropriate for this book and many other books based on true life where there is no "happy" ending.
Don't get me wrong, there are many upbuilding stories but, I can only imagine how a mother or sister or brother of one of the "Heros" of this conflict would feel hearing that blurb at the conclusion of the download.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful