Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0470-8 $44.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0471-5 $55.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0474-6 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $39.95
A decorated war hero who killed five Iraqi insurgents in the bloody second battle of Fallujah, David Bellavia recounts his time in the U.S. military in this ravaging and deeply personal memoir. Along with writer and historian John Bruning, Bellavia crafts a remarkable account filled with the horror and heartache of war. It’s a daunting task for narrator Ray Porter to relay the facts of this audiobook while also assuming the roles of the various hard-nosed characters and capturing the daily bloodshed. He never quite manages to vividly place his listeners inside the battle as he depicts events. Bellavia's account is so graphic and taut that he himself may be the ideal narrator. Nevertheless, Porter offers a concentrated reading that will surely engage listeners. L.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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