Paco's Story

  • by Larry Heinemann
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Vietcong attack, Paco Sullivan is sent back to the U.S. with his legs full of pins, daily rations of Librium and Valium, and no sense of what to do next. One evening, he limps off a bus and into the small town of Boone, determined to find a real life; but no matter how hard he works, nothing muffles the anguish in his mind and body.Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco's Story plunges the reader into the violence and casual cruelty of the Vietnam War, and the ghostly aftermath that often dealt the harshest blows.

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What the Critics Say

"Intense, vividly written...a very frightening, yet wondrously rendered tale of violent extremes of human behavior. A strongly emotional reading experience, it is highly recommended for collections of serious contemporary fiction." (Library Journal)

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Wanted it to end

Promotional description set expectations that were never met. Is this a story about Paco, Vietnam, the narrator, or a small town in the 60's? Couldn't tell. Narrator went overboard describing situations, settings, and relationships that added little to plot.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.