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Download On Fire Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Brown Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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Before he won stunning acclaim as one of today's most gifted southern writers, Larry Brown was a firefighter with the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. On Fire, his powerful and unflinching account of this experience, catapults listeners into the daily trauma all firefighters face, from the blistering heat of burning homes to the crunch of broken glass at crash scenes. As a gritty autobiography of a firefighter and as a lyrical exploration of one man's burning desire to write, this audiobook makes an unforgettable listening experience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Zillmer | 9/18/2013

    " Brown gets you to feel; that alone is enough without the tasty words, evocative visualizations and sympathy pains. Just get it and read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lars | 3/25/2013

    " great non fiction from a great writer. it's not just about fighting fires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Medsker | 2/18/2013

    " Can it be? Is he better at non-fiction than he is at fiction? It's a toss-up. His non-fiction and his novels make me weep. What a great writer. Man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyhilliard | 12/7/2012

    " Not my favorite but gave me an understanding of the real Larry and not the alter ego. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/7/2012

    " All the dead things made me want to stop reading. As well as the drinking and the good-old-boy network of firefighting Southerners. However, I kept reading, wanting to know--what? I'm not sure. But he's a good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randall | 2/6/2012

    " I read this again for the lessons on being a good man. I should read this every year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Kradoska | 1/29/2012

    " Firemen have to do many unpleasant duties "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 11/27/2011

    " Prior to writing full time Larry Brown was a firefighter. This is a collection of essays and true stories from his firefighting days and is a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 12/1/2010

    " I finished the Hellboy book this morning, and now I'll work on this one. I read it before when I was in college. It's a great book about small town life. One of those books that makes you want to barbeque with your neighbors and dream of simpler times. Kind of perfect for independence day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kbheiner7 | 10/6/2010

    " Solid writing - coarse language gets old fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia | 9/13/2010

    " A bit anticlimactic, but not a bad read overall. I feel the need to cleanse my system though after the constant lighting up of cigarettes and pouring of drinks . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 6/5/2010

    " I'm surprised that this book hasn't been reviewed more by goodreaders. I found it a fascinating book about a young woman who has remarkable moral character considering life's circumstances. Well written, not a nice tidy ending, but perhaps, that makes it more real. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 4/7/2010

    " Totally pointless and way too wordy. Way too many loose ends, but it doesn't really bother me because I don't really care about any of the characters. Just really not my style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 1/31/2010

    " I'm glad she never turned to drugs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bmetrick | 1/7/2010

    " Larry Brown died tragically too young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/25/2009

    " Read this a while back but remember it as a gritty,revealing account of a survivor form the bottom rungs of society...Very good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 7/6/2009

    " Such an excellent, devastating book. I would recommend this more than any other book, because not sure many people would have heard of it. EVERYONE should hear about it, it is that good. "

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About the Author
Author Larry Brown

Larry Brown (1951–2004) was an American novelist, non-fiction, and short story writer. He won numerous awards including the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, and Mississippi’s Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts. He was also the first two-time winner of the Southern Book Award for Fiction.

His notable works include Dirty Work, Father and Son, Joe, and Big Bad Love. In 2013 a film adaptation of Larry Brown’s Joe was released, featuring Nicolas Cage.

About the Narrator

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.