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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Yarbrough Narrator: Pete Bradbury Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9781456124724
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Award-winning author Steve Yarbrough has garnered widespread critical acclaim for his rich, powerful novels of the South. Kirkus Reviews calls Prisoners of War “thoroughly impressive.” In 1943, as German prisoners work the plantations of Mississippi delta country, Dan Timms roves the area selling goods for his uncle. Dan’s partner is L.C., a young black man. In a land where men dream of escape, the true danger for L.C. is the very society surrounding him. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Yarbrough writes with quiet compassion…[about] what it means to be American, and all the unexpected—and often unwarranted—sacrifices that identity might comprise.”

    New York Times Review of Books

  • “Yarbrough's warm, measured voice, clean prose and rich character studies make this an unusually tender and accomplished study of the reverberations of war on the home front.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The highest kind of art, full of subtlety and sensitivity.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Vivid and dramatic…Prisoners of War is smart and entertaining.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “In this powerful, understated novel, [Yarbrough] finds a way to describe how fleeting moments between people slowly accrue and gather the heaviness of fate.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “Yarbrough has created a timely war novel that is refreshingly unpredictable yet as comfortable as an old boot.”


  • “The story's tension flows from many directions. And it never lets up.”


  • “Yarbrough is a thoughtful writer who gently leads rather than directly informing his audience about the motivations of his characters. Bradbury does an outstanding job of providing appropriate accents to a wide range of characters. His Polish prisoner of war has an accent as believable as that of the Southern good old boys.”


  • A 2005 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana Hasper | 4/12/2012

    " I really enjoy this author. He uses his beautiful style of prose to develop his complex characters rather than describe action scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Vanderhart | 2/7/2012

    " Yarbrough's novel speaks powerfully on the evils of war and racism. I can't say I liked it--because it was often a difficult read. But his writing is so well-crafted that I'll definitely read his other novels. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Yarbrough

Steve Yarbrough’s honors include the Mississippi Authors Award and the California Book Award, as well as a nomination for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He is a native of the Delta town of Indianola and now lives in Fresno, California.

About the Narrator

Pete Bradbury has appeared both on and off-Broadway and at many of the leading regional theaters across the country in plays ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Edward Albee and David Mamet. He has also been seen on the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Bradbury received his training in their three-year advanced program. He lives in New York City with his family.