Ask Him Why

  • by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl, Scott Merriman
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier's unthinkable act...and the bonds of a sister and brother's love.
Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons.
Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered - why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph's refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion.
The impact of Joseph's fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media's engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive?


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Customer Reviews

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Again Catherine amazes me but this time...well she just keeps getting better! I came away feeling more grateful than I usually do and that says a lot. This will hit you right in the heart.
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- Beverly Low "HI!!!!!! I love to read!!!"

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The narration was totally awesome for this audio book. The characters came to life because of their excellent narration. The book's content was only fair compared to their performance.
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio