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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Land Narrator: Nick Landrum Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781402581397
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nick Jonas, this searing memoir of fraternity culture and the perils of hazing provides an unprecedented window into the emotional landscape of young men.

Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local police, parents who can barely discuss “the incident” (as they call it), a brother riddled with guilt but unable to slow down enough for Brad to keep up, and the feeling that he’ll never be normal again.

When Brad’s brother enrolls at Clemson University and pledges a fraternity, Brad believes he’s being left behind once and for all. Desperate to belong, he follows. What happens there—in the name of “brotherhood,” and with the supposed goal of forging a scholar and a gentleman from the raw materials of boyhood—involves torturous late-night hazing, heartbreaking estrangement from his brother, and, finally, the death of a fellow pledge. Ultimately, Brad must weigh total alienation from his newfound community against accepting a form of brutality he already knows too well.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/16/2011

    " Appropriately fast read coming of age novel. Good writing. Couldn't fall in love with characters but pace and story were enough to keep me engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peacegal | 1/26/2011

    " An intriguing story, even if the stream-of-consciousness writing style does grate. I always thought the design on the cover would make an awesome tattoo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caren | 12/25/2010

    " Brad Land's writing style is spare and yet still descriptive and brilliant. This was a great read. I hope to see more from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " a harrowing memoir? utter whinging arse! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mfalco65 | 10/18/2010

    " I read this book in one sitting. It offers revealing insights into the nature of violence, power relationships and ultimately how people treat others in the name of something they don't fully understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 10/4/2010

    " enlightening and frightening look inside the life of a fraternity pledges "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 9/21/2010

    " I found this book to be disappointing. At the time I read it, I was a graduate student at UNC Wilmington, where Land completed his MFA. The book received considerable local hype, but I felt as though there were something missing. I struggled to identify with the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 7/27/2010

    " not sure why i read this. i think it was the red cover that sucked me in... marketing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 5/19/2010

    " Not to fond of the narrative style, interesting a/b though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 4/21/2010

    " Good writer, but very depressing mood overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/26/2009

    " Well. This made me remember why Greek systems are ridiculous, and why college life is ridiculous, and by ridiculous I actually mean completely terrifying at points. A brave book - should be required reading for anyone considering pledging, whatever their reasons may be. "

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About the Narrator

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. Landrum has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.