Behind the Lines
- Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters & One Man's Search to Find Them
- Narrated by: Andrew Caroll
- Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-17-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Like Carroll's phenomenal national best seller War Letters, Behind the Lines is part of a larger effort to preserve correspondence that is riveting, insightful, and historically significant. This audiobook is also about Carroll's journey across the globe to visit the fields of battle where so many of these letters were written, meet with veterans and active duty troops who generously agreed to share their private correspondence, and speak with the family members who have lost their loved ones to combat.
Behind the Lines is a tribute to those who have fought for freedom, as well as a lasting reminder to present and future generations of the true nature of warfare and the sacrifices it demands of individuals, families, and entire nations.
"The letters are...arresting in their earnestness, sincerity, and passion, and diverse in their sentiments: brave, fearful, amorous, angry, resigned, conniving, unbalanced, stoical. The result is captivating." (Publishers Weekly)
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By peter on 12-31-05
What a Pity
The Author's selection of letters is first rate; these letters grant real insight into the minds and lives of the men, women and families who live through intense pain.
However, it is a great pity that the Author insists on reading his own words. His voice drones and his own writing could be edited, in length, by about 40%. His style is lethargic and prone to employ too many qualifying adjectives.
Enjoy the letters; most are beautifully written. They belie the effusive, philospohical introdcutions and reviews which add little. The letters, truly, speak for themselves and the actors who speak their words do a first rate job.