Ambush at Fort Bragg
- Narrated by: Edward Norton
- Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-18-00
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
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Ambush at Fort Bragg is classic Wolfe - a blistering send-up of one man's drive for fame and glory and the outrageous lengths to which the media will go to showcase their version of the truth.
Listen to a conversation with Tom Wolfe.
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By James on 04-03-03
I enjoyed this reading of Ambush at Fort Bragg immensely... once it got going. The story started slowly, but once it started moving, I was entralled. The narcisistic producer, the aging but still attractive talking head, and the young soldiers were believable and well developed characters, considering the brevity of the book.
Edward Norton (Fight Club) is in his element as he portrays the young soldiers from the panhandle. The southern accent is so strong, it nearly requires translation. This is my first experience with Mister Norton as a reader, and I think he did a fine job. He isn't in my top five readers, but the fit for this particular audiobook was very good.
Tom Wolfe has some salient points to make in this novel, and none of them are subtle. He hammers them home with a sledge hammer. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that this story should have gone on beyond its ending. I found myself looking forward to what was about to transpire, so that when the credits were read, I was longing for more.
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By Ashley on 07-12-16
Worthy listen for Ed Norton fans
While the contents of the actual story were a bit predictable and quite linear, I still found them to be an enjoyable critique on media manipulation and homophobia. That being said, Edward Norton is what sold this for me. He does an amazing job and can certainly nail a southern accent. Recommended mainly for Norton fans.
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