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The firefight in Sadr City marked the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency, and Martha Raddatz has written perhaps the most riveting account of hand-to-hand combat to emerge from the war in Iraq. This intimate portrait of the close-knit community of families Stateside, the unsung heroes of the military, distinguishes The Long Road Home from other stories of modern warfare, showing the horror, terror, bravery, and fortitude not just of the soldiers who were wounded and killed but also of the wives and children whose lives are now forever changed.
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By Susan on 12-09-07
Narrator spoils this one
I liked the book a lot but hated the narrator. I agree with the last reviewer than a male reader would have been better. But in addition, this reader dragged on--I wished I had a control to speed her up. I will not choose this reader again.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
By matt paulson on 08-08-15
Great story, horrible narrating
Having a female narrator try to mimic male voices sounded so absurd that it nearly ruined this phenomenal story and absolutely took away from its seriousness. It was so annoying, I could only listen to 20-30 minutes at a time. Read the book, but don't listen to it on Audible.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful