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Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain | [Glenn Gers]

Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain

Picking up at the end of Season Two after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie.
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Publisher's Summary

Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who stars as Former Congressman and U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the hit series Homeland, narrates this original Homeland story of Brody's journey into exile. Picking up at the end of Season 2 after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie.

This powerful audio-only story is the perfect complement to your Season 3 viewing, and a great way for current and new fans to get to know what drives one of the most fascinating characters on television.

Don't miss new episodes of #Homeland Sundays at 9 PM ET/ PT. Only on #Showtime.

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    elise Totowa, NJ, United States 10-15-13
    elise Totowa, NJ, United States 10-15-13
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    "Great addition to the series!"

    This audio book was really cool because it fills in most of the gap of Brody's life between season 2 and season 3. The way Damian Lewis reads the script and the descriptive qualities of the writing make you feel as if you are really there. You can almost pretend like you're watching an episode or if you were there with Brody, sharing in his anguish. I'd recommend this to anybody who likes Homeland and is curious to know more about Brody's route and journey to...(I don't want to spoil anything). This adds a whole other element to Brody's experience and his character. It might change some people's view of Brody and really understand what he is and has gone through. A really heartfelt and thrilling story overall and if you love Brody like I do, you might love him a little more! Damian Lewis is brilliant and his narration is so compelling, it doesn't even matter that you're not looking at him or a TV while listening to it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Huddleston Houston, Tx United States 10-22-13
    Brian Huddleston Houston, Tx United States 10-22-13
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    "Awesome - More Please!"
    What did you love best about Homeland: Phantom Pain?

    I loved that they're adding extra dimension to the Showtime Series. That was so nice to get, and I'm sure that the production cost is alot less than filming. This is a great way to add to the story and build so much more than just what's shown during the airing of the actual episode.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Homeland: Phantom Pain?

    I thought that Brody's realization that running was the absolute wrong thing to do was the most memorable.


    Which character – as performed by Damian Lewis – was your favorite?

    I don't remember the character's name, but I loved the French guy that was helping get him along in Central America. I thought that was very well done!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Then end....I wanted MORE!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Please do more of these with the other characters. This one was terrific, but I would love to see more of the story fleshed out in this way. I think that the writers and creators of Homeland are really on to something with this. I really hope they keep moving forward with it, and it becomes more common not just with Homeland, but with other great series/stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    WilliamMinyard Antioch, CA, United States 10-22-13
    WilliamMinyard Antioch, CA, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Thank you!"
    Any additional comments?

    Well written and a great intro into the new season. I would love to hear more of these short stories that fill in some of the gaps that cannot be captured on TV
    If you are not watching the series I doubt this would appeal to you but for the rest of us it was just about perfect. Oh did I mention free!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 10-20-13
    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2004

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    "Must Read for Fans of the TV Show"

    This short story is a great bridge between Seasons Two and Three of the TV Show. Damien Lewis does his usual outstanding job as the character Brody, but also as the additional characters in this short story.
    Well done!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs United States 10-18-13
    Mrs United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Nice idea for fans of the show"

    I like the idea that we're getting a little bit extra. Damian Lewis' acting is superb and his voice is easy to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Beck Chester, MA 10-17-13
    Paula Beck Chester, MA 10-17-13 Member Since 2002

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    "Thank You Audible!"
    Where does Homeland: Phantom Pain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High


    What did you like best about this story?

    A chance for Homeland fans to hear directly from Brody's mouth


    What does Damian Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Audible for this chance to check in with Brody!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Francisco Lake Elsinore, CA, United States 10-17-13
    Francisco Lake Elsinore, CA, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Co-Founder, and VP of We Are Communitie, inc. The mission of helping strengthening our communities businesses, non-profits, and education system by rebuilding how marketers market, and consumers purchase. I'm also an avid cook, mountain biker, surfer, love of movies with "Star" in the title, a gadget freak, and thankful to God daily of my lovely family, friends, and the opportunities given before me.

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    "A pleasant surprise"

    A fun 30 min. Not being sure what to expect, but in the end, I was sad to hear the story end. In the beginning, not knowing about the story, I was trying to grasp the point of the story. But once I did, it pulled me in and made me want to know more. Great story that I hope they add too.

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    Senior Citizen #8 Midwest USA 10-16-13
    Senior Citizen #8 Midwest USA 10-16-13 Member Since 2010

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Homeland: Phantom Pain to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Damian Lewis's performance was perfect.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it's short.


    Any additional comments?

    Home;land is an amazing series and this is a fitting addition to the story line. My questions remain.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Bolton, VT, United States 10-15-13
    Audrey Bolton, VT, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Damian in the Studio not just the Stage"
    Where does Homeland: Phantom Pain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amazing; the best short listen in a long time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Homeland: Phantom Pain?

    The dialogue discussing "phantom pain"; brilliant writing, wonderful narration.


    Which character – as performed by Damian Lewis – was your favorite?

    Well, I guess it would have to be Brody. But please, Damian, narrate more books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I actually listened to it on a short dog walk; good thing about audio is you don't have to sit.


    Any additional comments?

    More

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joan HEMLOCK, MI, United States 10-18-13
    Joan HEMLOCK, MI, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Audio book lover, wife, mother to three boys. I listen whenever I'm alone and can put headphones in.

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    "too short!!!"

    As a fan of the show this was helpful to find out what happened to Brody in between last yr. And this yr. I enjoyed it. Wish it was longer!

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  • Sarah
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    10/30/13
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    "Good accompaniment to end Season 2"

    As the headline infers, this was a neat wee addition to the end of the second season. As usual, I like the addition of background music as I feel it brings more to a performance and the lisp that Lewis tends to have in the TV show with his American accent had mysteriously disappeared!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kerrie
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    3/2/14
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    "Good little teaser for the 3 series...."
    Would you try another book written by Glenn Gers or narrated by Damian Lewis?

    Damien Lewis is obviously playing his character Brodie, which he does fantastical. The style and pacing was good.


    Do you think Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, it leads up to the 3 TV series and fills in the gap we don't see in the show.


    Any additional comments?

    Good little listen if you are a fan of the show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angel
    leicester, United Kingdom
    12/14/13
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    "Good listen"
    Would you listen to Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain again? Why?

    I watched the tv series and really enjoyed it. When this freebie was available I was very pleased! I was impressed with the narration and thought that having Damian narrate was a good decision. It was a perfect pace. I would recommend this.


    Have you listened to any of Damian Lewis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other performances by Damian but would now.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Roger Dane
    Carryduff, Northern Ireland
    12/13/13
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    "A worthy addition"
    If you could sum up Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain in three words, what would they be?

    Illuminating Concise Worthwhile


    What did you like best about this story?

    Having Damian Lewis narrate the story added a level of authenticity.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Really well paced for a short story.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great addition to the Homeland canon. In a season that has sometimes lost Brodie for whole episodes at a time this was a nice way of bridging the story of his flight from the US. The central metaphor is also very clever but I'll let you discover that for yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Declan
    Dublin 7, Ireland
    12/13/13
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    "Interesting book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I haven't watched homeland but this is really interesting. I really liked it a lot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain?

    i t is very short so hard to pick one moment


    What about Damian Lewis’s performance did you like?

    very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scottish Lass
    Scotland
    12/13/13
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    "Okay for a freebie"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's difficult to write a short story alongside a well-established series. You can't add any plot details that influence the main story. So you have to do something safe and self-contained.

    This story suffers a bit from that - it describes what happens to Brodie whilst he's escaping, but doesn't really do much else. We know (if we've watched the TV series) that he eventually arrives somewhere, so there's no real jeapordy.


    What does Damian Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Well read by Damian, and okay for whiling away a short while, but not startling (for the reasons above).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    12/11/13
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    "For Fans of the TV show this is a great addition"

    This short listen is a great addition to the Homeland story. If you are a fan of the TV show and are up to date with it then this will definitely enrich your viewing experience as it details what happened to Brody after Carrie left him at the Canadian border. After listening to it I felt that I knew the character and the story better - like I had been let in on a secret backstory dreamed up in the Homeland writers room. The fact that Damian Lewis narrates it just adds to the authenticity of Brody's story.
    (Note: If you haven't watched the tv show then this story probably won't be as enjoyable or coherent.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dinah
    United Kingdom
    11/28/13
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    "Homeland: Phantom Pain."
    What made the experience of listening to Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain the most enjoyable?

    This is an excellent 'bridge' between Series 2 and Series 3 of Homeland. Narrated by Damien Lewis 'as Brody'. It reminds me how much I've missed him so far in Series 3.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration by Damien Lewis, is totally 'in character' as Brody.


    What about Damian Lewis’s performance did you like?

    I liked the acting and the drama that went with it. i would have liked more than 29 minutes though.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen to this all in one sitting, and then again.


    Any additional comments?

    This is excellent and leaves you wanting so much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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