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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,809 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781427215574
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The blockbuster bestselling author of Night Road and Firefly Lane delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Kristin Hannah's HOME FRONT is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kristin Hannah's Home Front, read with fine emotional nuance by Maggi-Meg Reed, is the kind of novel that grabs your heart as it draws you in…Keep the Kleenex close, and breathe through the lumps in your throat. Booklist

  • The novel's second half, a moving exploration of the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on an already shaky family dynamic, is especially well read by Maggi-Meg Reed, who inhabits all the voices and characters with skill and heartfelt emotion. A timely book that is highly recommended for all audiences. Library Journal, Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley Green | 2/18/2014

    " Gripping!!! It has been awhile where a life drama book makes me want to sit and read it and not get up tip its done. Anyone who knows me knows I read books all the time in one sitting but just because or a mystery/ suspense book made me. I don't know maybe this book close to home. I was a military kid and knew people who didn't have happy endings from the war! But this book drew me in so my dogs sat with me all Sunday morning while I read. At times it was emotional! Really when I checked it out at library I wasn't sure I would get into it! But its more about friendships, marriage, love and the hard part of asking for help for the injuries and ptsd after war. This was my faborite so far from this author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 2/17/2014

    " It's hard to even try to begin explain how I felt about this book. My husband is in the Army and has deployed several times....just like Jolene he tells us things to protect us even though I know better. Kristin Hannah seems to have the uncanny knack of putting on paper things that I never realized I felt until I read her words. To say this book resonated would be a understatement. Loved it. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Alvey | 2/2/2014

    " This was a tear jerker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Bybee | 2/2/2014

    " Tags: military mother, deployment, Iraq, friendships, family relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/24/2014

    " Wonderfully insightful book on a topic I read very little about. If you want to understand more of what our soldiers go through, read this. Also a big thanks to one of my heroes and forever librarian, Christine. You have been through so much with me and I am so thankful for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/22/2014

    " My thanks to Kristen Hannah for addressing a difficult topic in a most readable fashion. Homefront brings the reader inside a family facing the reality of mom being sent off to Iraq as a helicopter pilot, a view into military life in Iraq and the difficult life of a soldier returning home. Much of the story deals with relationships, which Kristen does well. I loved the way she treated the PTS issue so that the reader understood the many ramifications of this syndrome. It is hard for those of us in the US not directly affected by this conflict in the middle east to understand what soldiers and their families need to deal with on return to civilian life and this novel makes the subject very real for the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/20/2014

    " I really liked this book. The author did a good job at creating characters that were flawed but heroic in their humanity. I liked all of the characters and the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittney Norton | 1/9/2014

    " Loved this book! It reminds you how lucky you are to be an American! Thanks to all out troops and their families for defending our country! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwynn | 1/4/2014

    " This is a must read for everyone. It was awesome and the best story I have read. You understand what it means to be a soldier and a mom going to war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Pearce | 12/31/2013

    " Read this book in one emotional evening! It gives us a look at the life of our military families. They give so much for our freedom. Makes me thankfull for the life I have, it could be worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie Polanka | 12/28/2013

    " Made me think about our Troops and their families. The give us so much for so little. Kristin Hannah. Has not disapointed me yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Allen | 12/13/2013

    " I just finished reading this book for the second time. Once from the libraby in hardback and again when I purchased the paperback. Once again a look at relationship (this time marriage) that demonstrates what a waste of time not communicating is. I have loved all her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephie | 12/9/2013

    " I read this book in one night. I got caught up in the story and couldn't put the book down, ended up reading until 3 am. I liked how they handled the PSTD issue and really explained what it is and how important to take care of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sienna | 7/10/2013

    " Cried from beginning to end! I couldn't put it down! :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Capozzi | 5/23/2013

    " Just be prepared to cry your eyes out from cover to cover, great book & story, I also love Kristen Hannah! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gladys Griffiths | 3/6/2013

    " This is a great primer for anyone interested in Post Traumatic Stress. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April | 2/10/2013

    " Did not like at all... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie Fairchild | 1/30/2013

    " My niece is a major in the army and while I was reading this book I thought of her. This is a story about a woman who had an unexpected deployment leaving her family. She comes back a different person and how she has to deal with the realities of fear and to find a way to fight an inner battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karie | 11/10/2012

    " Absolute must read. I cannot describe how many tears I shed reading this one. Nothing better than reading a book that can get you that emotionally involved. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 9/20/2012

    " If you enjoy Kristen Hannah: Read this. This book is very well researched,quite interesting, yet will tear at your gut at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Glenn | 6/25/2012

    " What a great book. I laughed, I cried. As a lady on Steel Magnolias once said, Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 6/3/2012

    " Just loved this book. Definite one to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 1/23/2012

    " this book was wonderful! coming from a military family, i can relate to a lot of the situations in this book and i really appreciate all the emotions that go along with war both on the front lines and back home. "

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About the Author
Author Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of On Mystic Lake, Angel Falls, Distant Shores, Between Sisters, and The Things We Do For Love. Born in Southern California, she lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Maggi-Meg Reed has performed as an actress and singer both on and off-Broadway. She is a narrator of many popular audio books, including A Very Long Engagement and The Time Traveler’s Wife.