The Return of the Soldier

  • by Rebecca West
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Captain Chris Baldry, a World War I soldier, is sent home with a severe case of shellshock amnesia, he is a stranger to his wife, Kitty, and his adoring cousin, Jenny. Recoiling from the horrors of war and disillusioned with years of superficial married life, his mind has regressed 15 years into the past, where his heart may take refuge once again in the magic circle of his youth and of his first love, Margaret Allington.
In this lyrical and poignant story of a wounded man and the three concerned women who seek to heal him, Rebecca West explores the complexity of the mind and its subtle strategies for coping with life's painful realities. Only when Chris has the courage to face one pivotal moment of truth in his married life will he be able to awaken from his boyish fantasy and become, indeed, "every inch a soldier".

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Kind of Boring.

I usually like older fiction but this story was pretty boring. Would not recommend it.
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- sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.