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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Tupper Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781400187751
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Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper's dispatches were posted on the blog The Sandbox and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America's longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home. Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought-provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence, and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Tupper is a true grunt. He has that crazy, infectious sense of humor based on the absurd...and tells the [listener] straight up how it is to be a grunt adviser in the zany land of Afghanistan. Bing West, author of The Village

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Bordonaro | 7/17/2013

    " It has an interesting take on the war "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda S | 7/2/2013

    " A local author from CNY "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 2/8/2013

    " This a compilation of blogs written by Benjamin Tupper. If you want to know what war really is all about, read this book. His blogs and insights are excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roadhouse | 6/11/2012

    " This book is a collection of short stories from American soldiers in Afghanistan, and has many interesting tid bits. Did you know that, thanks to the US Military, Afghanistan is awash in Pop Tarts? Also did you know that an Afghanny kid will sell out the Taliban for a Pop Tart? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rcopithorne | 4/12/2012

    " Not bad. It was more of less a bunch of Essays . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Carter | 8/23/2011

    " A good read for any of my friends who want to know exactly what my husband did the year he was in Afghanistan. This was his job. I gave it 5 stars for its value to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boozy | 5/27/2011

    " Good collection of essays from ETT's in Afghanistan. I have placed this on required reading for my new troops. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephannie | 3/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was an interesting and painful real version of the war in Afghanistan. Being that is was a compilation of blog posts, it did feel like brief, disjointed snippets, but considering the subject matter, perhaps that made it an "easier" read as it was not unwieldy. "

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About the Author

Benjamin Tupper received the Bronze Star and Combat Infantrymen Badge for his service in Afghanistan. He currently lives with his wife and four children in Syracuse, New York.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him thirty-five AudioFile Earphones Awards.