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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Arvin, J. D. Cullum Narrator: J. D. Cullum, Nick Arvin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“The boy they called Heck arrived at Omaha Beach in August 1944. Soon he would be sent to the front . . . ” George Tilson, an 18-year-old Iowa farm boy, is nicknamed Heck because he won't curse. Other than that, he's a typical soldier, willing to do his duty without much fuss or musing about grand goals.

During his first horrific exposure to combat, Heck discovers a dark truth about himself: He is a coward. Shamed by his fear and tortured by the never-ending physical dangers around him, he struggles to survive, to live up to the ideal of the American fighting man, and to make sense of his feelings for a young French refugee. As the stark reality of combat—and the knowledge that he could cease to exist at any moment—presses in on him, he makes a series of choices that would be rational in every human situation except war.

Writing with remorseless clarity in a starkly minimalist style, Arvin draws you into the unimaginable fear, violence, and chaos of the war zone—and creates one of the most disturbing and unforgettable accounts of a soldier's life ever written.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan Young | 2/12/2014

    " See red badge of courage "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zachary | 2/9/2014

    " a war novel for people who don't like reading about war. moving and haunting "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/8/2014

    " Too much foul language and an intimate scene. The main character was not at all admirable and I couldn't relate to him. I read this book because it was the "One Book, One Denver" read, but I was not overly impressed by the selection (may have been selected because the book was written by a local author). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brett | 1/11/2014

    " Elegant prose; colorful descriptions of a wide variety of situations; and a well-defined main character I couldn't care less about. "

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