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THE LONG ROAD HOME A Story of War and Family

by | Read by Joyce Bean

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The war, both in Iraq and at home, is ably painted by news correspondent Raddatz. The specific incident depicted is the Sadr City ambush of a platoon from "A" Troop, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division. In the ensuing fight and rescue of the platoon, 8 Americans were killed and close to 60 wounded while hundreds of Iraqis were killed. One of the Americans who perished was Specialist Casey Sheehan, son of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. Raddatz does well in portraying the sacrifices of the soldiers and those who are left at home. Joyce Bean's delivery of the narrative sections of this work is expressive and easy to understand. When performing dialogue, however, her renditions of men in combat fall somewhat short. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]

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Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 9781400104468 $34.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400154463 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.49

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 9781400134465 $69.99 • Eight CDs

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