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House to House Audiobook

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

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Publisher's Summary

This is the personal side of battle, where emotion, courage, and strength are stretched to the limits.

In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York State's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross. He has been nominated for the Medal of Honor and for the Army's second-highest combat medal, the Distinguished Service Cross.

©2007 David Bellavia; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[W]ill satisfy readers who like their testosterone undiluted...a precise, hour-by-hour account of the fighting, featuring repeated heroic feats and brave sacrifice from Americans." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Beth 11-18-16
    Beth 11-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Book, Amazing Story, Amazing Passion"

    One rarely finds a book that is so truly honest with itself like this one. A truly inspiring book in a way that pulls the heart strings and gives you a new appreciation for those that fight abroad.

    Whatever your politics are, this book will find a place in your library.

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    J. A. Mark Emmerson Bermuda 10-22-16
    J. A. Mark Emmerson Bermuda 10-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best"
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    Have read many books of this type and this is one of the very best. And the reader Ray Porter, has perfect pitch for this action packed book.. A cliff hanger and un-put-down-able.

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    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 09-27-16
    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 09-27-16 Member Since 2010

    Criminal defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read mostly non-fiction.....history, science, military biography. My quirky side likes Zombie Books? Will also pick up a fiction bestseller once in a while. Favorite movie: Being There

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    "One of the best books about the war in Iraq"

    I've listened to many books on the war in Iraq. This is probably the best one. Most people tend to concentrate on the Navy SEAL narratives, and that's ok. But this book is about the Army grunts who did most of the fighting, and that made all the difference to me. It's gripping, intense, no holds barred. It should be required reading for anyone thinking of becoming an infantryman/woman. It contains one of the most excruciatingly real narratives of a hand to hand fight to the death of any war book I've ever read. Thank you, Sgt. Bellavia. And thanks to all the men who are memorialized in the book. Simply excellent.

    Ray porter does a first class job as the narrator.

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    Joshua 09-23-16
    Joshua 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Period!"

    This was an Amazing Listen Period!! Do yourself a favor and check it out Asap...

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    William R. Toddmancillas Chico, California United States 09-13-16
    William R. Toddmancillas Chico, California United States 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Real Urban War"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Exciting, poignant, informative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simple prose impregnated with sophisticated vocabulary.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    Yes. I did. All night long.


    Any additional comments?

    Riveting.

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    Ryan 08-16-16
    Ryan 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book. it is very well read"

    great well read, gives me chills, very touching towards the end about his son and home life

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    Frequent Amazon Buyer 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So Well Conveyed, I Felt Guilty..."

    A MUST READ...This book was so well written and read/performed that I felt the guilt of a voyeur unworthy of its author's truth, patriotism, sacrifice, commitment and bared soul. I am truly privileged to have been allowed access to the sanctity of Staff Sergeant David Bellavia's experience. His story hit me like a sledge hammer! I am not worthy of him but I am thankful for him and countless other soldiers like him. On behalf of a grateful nation, WELL DONE SERGEANT!

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    "Gripping Story, Excellent Narrator"
    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    His voice, tone and cadence perfectly match the tone of the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My respect for true combat veterans (not REMFs) grows with each book by one who was there.


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    jsb 07-21-16
    jsb 07-21-16
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    "Great content. Great narrator."

    Such a thrilling and engaging story. Gives a "realistic" idea of what life as an infantry man is like. So much respect to men and women in these positions. I will say however that there is a chapter, I believe chapter 21 that isn't for the weak stomach. I admired the detail and vivid images Bellavia put into that chapter and the book as a whole. Porter's reading was superb as well.

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    john m kirkpatrick 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye opener"

    This book will open your eyes to what it means to de a hero. A true story that will give you a look at what it takes to be a hero and make you wonder "what would I do ?".

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