Three Day Road

  • by Joseph Boyden
  • Narrated by Ruth Ann Phimister
  • 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Joseph Boyden makes his literary debut with this profound and moving Today’s Book Club pick that contemplates the lasting traumas of war.
Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each man’s life.

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What the Critics Say

"Not for the squeamish reader, this is a powerful novel that takes a new angle on a popular subject, 'the war to end all wars'." (Amazon.com review)
“Friendship is riven with resentment and war is stripped of glory in this remarkable, wrenching novel, the work of a gifted storyteller.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not Bad

The author writes well and the story is interesting. Boyden takes us on a vivid journey into the lives of three Cree Canadians as they collide with the first world war. He writes very well and overall I found the story intriguing, yet at times disturbing.

The author and narrator apparently took painstaking efforts to learn how to properly pronounce the Cree words in the story. They did not however bother to learn how Canadians pronounce the word 'lieutenant' - which is rather jarring every time it comes up.

There is a fair amount of drug use (morphine) in the story and it is described in detail. At times I wanted to tell the author, "Okay I get it, he's addicted to morphine, let's move on."

I was a little disappointed with the ending.
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- Charlie

What a book

Gripping tale of war and friendship. Excellent construction, very well narrated. I really recommend this book, loved it. It will bring you to tears.
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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books