• The Girl in Green

  • By: Derek B. Miller
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-03-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (636 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's 1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, 100 miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones in part to avoid his lackluster marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Arwood is a Midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus or might be a genuine lunatic with a death wish - it's hard to tell. Desert Storm is over, and peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both.
Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again and are offered an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she?
©2016 Derek B. Miller (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Rahni on 08-10-17

Belive the good reviews

If I could could rip the stars off the 1- and 2-star books in my life this last year and pile them on this book, I'd do it in a heartbeat. This book was made for Goodreads 10.0--the version where you can ratchet up the star rating to "Milky Way."

But don't let me raise your expectations too high. I'm a firm believer in going into experiences with low expectations. Many a perfectly delightful book, movie, TV show, joke, or trip to the ice cream shop has been ruined for me by holding on to absurdly high expectations.

Suffice to say, it's my NEW! FAVORITE! SO-GLAD-I-READ-IT! book of 2017. I feel a mad desire to call up new and old friends and press them into committing to reading it at the soonest opportunity. Slip copies onto library shelves. Stand around with it displayed in my hands so I can casually use it as a conversation piece when people walk by. Mania turns people off, though, so I'm going to try and tamp down my eagerness with a dose of controlled and approachable restraint.

Believe the good reviews. Read the book. I think you'll like it.

- Also, check out this awesome interview for more Derek B. Miller goodness.
- Also, also . . . nice cover, don't you think? Excellent font, great colors, simple and classic.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rob Wagner on 07-08-17

Stay with this book. You will be glad you did.

I was not at all sure that I would like this book when I started it. But I stayed with it and I encourage you to do the same. It is a well-told story with characters who offer us insight into the complexities of modern Iraqi and Middle Eastern life and conflict and how we from the West do our best to help. I am a better man for having read this book.

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199 of 228 people found this review helpful

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