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Publisher's Summary

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age 13, social outcast and overachiever, is the bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.
Over the years Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as scoutmaster and Jonathan's teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths - and the limits - of Nelson's selflessness and bravery.
The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality - and redemption.
©2017 Nickolas Butler (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"[Narrator Adam] Verner brings the necessary pathos to a story that spans decades. He ably gives life to these boys who become men and to the boys that follow. Butler's story, as read by Verner, examines what it means to be a man, exploring the ideas of family, friendship, morality, and bravery." ( AudioFile)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Kitt on 05-07-17

Enjoyed the story but the narrator

The characters and story kept my interest; however, I did not care for the narration which was affected, forced and overly dramatic.

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1 out of 5 stars
By robert on 01-12-18

I really hated this book and the narration....

so contrived, predicable, melodramatic and pseudo-moralistic.

the narrator was just downright irritating. The voicing he did for the lead character of the grown up Nelson sounded like the voice you might hear in a 1950-something "educational" film. It was almost comical.

I kept listening to it with same curiosity I might derive from watching a really bad movie, wondering if this could really get worse. It did! By the half way point, I speeded the narration up to 1.5 which is something i have never done before

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