Library Ed. Recorded Books 2008
CS ISBN 978-1-4361-0679-5 $61.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436106849 $77.75 Seven CDs
A young man on a quest for patriotism and honor reevaluates his life and his mission as the reality of war tests his idealism. As is the case in the real-life Operation Iraqi Freedom, the soldiers, both male and female, who come together to serve are from many parts of the United States, and JD Jackson does an especially good job characterizing each one. The story is told mostly through emails and letters home, as well as through dialogue, and Jackson performs each accent to provide the listener with instant recognition of who is speaking. Jackson's portrayal is haunting and memorable. Young adults, and adults as well, will appreciate the honest face of war conveyed by both author and narrator. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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