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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,807 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781427215598
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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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi Kilpatrick | 2/12/2014

    " A book that helps those of us to begin to understand the lives of those who go to war and those families that help them return to a life as we know it and the many struggles they may face. Easy read. Hannah is not a complicated writer but does a good job with current topics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Romza | 2/11/2014

    " I always enjoy anything Kristen Hannah writes! However I believe this is her best yet! My heart broke for Jolene.....I don't know if I would have her courage and stamina. I didn't want this book to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Douglas | 2/6/2014

    " This was a very moving and thought-provoking novel about war, its outcome overseas, and how those outcomes affect families and loved ones at home. I admit that I rarely thought about what was happening in those far-away countries and how soldiers there were defending our American beliefs and values. But now after I read Hannah's book, I will think even more about what is happening today and how our soldiers are keeping us safe here and losing their lives for our country. Hannah's research puts this story right out in front of us and everyone should read this book and understand why we have the freedoms we do in America. A sad, but wonderful journey into why we have such a great country. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 1/28/2014

    " This book too slow for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/27/2014

    " I love Kristin Hannah's books because they are every day reality based. another good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Einwalter | 1/27/2014

    " It was nice to see post traumatic stress disorder high lighted in this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janille | 1/11/2014

    " Emotional. Traumatic. Wrenching. Increased my understanding and compassion. Read with many Kleenex on hand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Rhodes | 1/6/2014

    " Not as good as I thought it would be. I was to say the least dissapointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Callahan taylor | 1/6/2014

    " Never quite realized what soldiers go through when they come back home. I can't imagine going through what they do, and to them, I will be forever grateful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/1/2014

    " Very hard to put down, beautiful story but have some tissues handy, major tears! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Boehm | 12/25/2013

    " Excellent novel. I have been praying for our troups and their families and this novel made what they experience even more revealing. Some bad language but excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Madsen | 11/29/2013

    " Another great read by Kristen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Moore | 11/11/2013

    " A novel that reminds us that not all of the soldiers put in harms way and/or injured are male. This story focuses on a woman and her family's experiences with living the military lifestyle, and the impact they have on both the returning solider and her family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Brown | 11/10/2013

    " If you need a good cry, this is the book for you! It forces me to take a step back and stop being so involved in my own world and think about some other people! Such a great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Templeton-sims | 11/7/2013

    " Jolene Zarkades an BFF Tami are Guard Black Hawk pilots. They are deploied to Irag in 2006. They get shot down and Tami eventually dies from head injuries. Jolene looses a leg and almost her family. Tells a lot about PTSD. I liked it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 10/28/2013

    " 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 Allison Castle | 10/25/2013

    " Read it in one day. Loved every page and cried throughout. Great modern war story and I respect the way Hannah brings PTSD attention in the two story lines "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Baker | 10/25/2013

    " Even though I was looking for a light hearted romance and this is definitely not that, this is an incredible book. One that we should all read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime Turner laroche | 7/16/2013

    " Great book...couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoinette Maria | 5/25/2013

    " Some great writing and a great story though it all wrapped up a little too neatly and had a few too many elements of a Lifetime movie (which can be great in a Lifetime movie). A quick enjoyable read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 2/7/2013

    " As always... Loved it! Could not put it down. I love Kristin Hannah's writing style and the way she develops her characters. I felt like I was there. Love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Zimmerman | 1/20/2013

    " Great book! First one I have read of hers. I will read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/26/2012

    " Another great one by Kristin Hannah. Didn't like this one as well, since it was about the military. But it still was well-written and emotionally charged. I found a new great author and plan to read all her books! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele DeJulio | 8/11/2012

    " First book of kristin hannah i've ever! It had me crying from beginning to end . A great emotional read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Johnson | 6/24/2012

    " Read this while I was in Seattle not knowing when I picked it that it is set in Seattle. Very cool to see all the places they mention. Great book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa J | 3/17/2012

    " I won 10 copies of this book through a bookgroup promotion. I had never heard of Kristin Hannah before. This story was phenomenal! Grab your tissues, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet Arbuckle | 3/9/2012

    " Waste of time...simplistic, predictable. Some good info about active duty. Thought it would never end. Don't like to give up on an author and quit before I'm done, but I was very tempted. "

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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. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards.