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Download The God of War Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The God of War (Unabridged), by Marisa Silver
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marisa Silver Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a scruffy desert town in 1978, 12-year-old Ares Ramirez lives in a trailer with his mother and younger brother. In this desolate, forgotten place, government fighter planes and helicopters make training runs by night using live ammunition.

When an anonymous dead body floats in from the sea, Ares, on the cusp of his adolescence, is inspired to enact elaborate fantasies of mortal combat. But it is his troubled family that makes Ares a casualty of a different kind of war.

His brother, Malcolm, is mentally handicapped, and his mother, distrusting authorities, chooses not to do anything about it, leaving the burden to Ares to protect his vulnerable brother from a world that sees him as a retard.

As he fights to define himself and to see a future for himself outside of the suffocating box of his home, Ares befriends a dangerous older kid. And what was once play becomes terrifyingly real, as violence changes his life forever. 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 by Holly Robinson | 2/12/2014

    " Beautiful imagery, a harsh California setting, and a kid so lovely and so troubled that he breaks your heart -- then mends it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeri | 2/10/2014

    " This book really surprised me. I pretty much just picked it up at the library off the shelf for no reason other than the cover. It is a essentially a story of two brothers, one coming of age. Each night when I read, I found it hard to stop and put it down; I finished it by candlelight while we had no electricity last week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/4/2014

    " Beautiful writing and a compelling story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 1/31/2014

    " An excellent book, though sad. Since I live not far from where it was set, it was particularly interesting. The author did a good job of describing the area. "

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