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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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    Lee Lanehart 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Paints clear visual of war"

    This is a great book that in no nonsense about its description of the fighting that took place in fallujah.

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    Freeman 07-11-15
    Freeman 07-11-15 Member Since 2014

    Conservative, wars history Iraq, Civil, WW's classics, Twain, Steinbeck, Hemingway, my first audio bk old man and the sea. Addicted to audi

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    "This is what war in Iraq is really like"

    This book is fantastic I have listen to 30 or 40 books on Iraq and Afghanistan and this is in the top five. It is riveting and brutal.

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    B Mizz 07-03-15
    B Mizz 07-03-15
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    "Gripping and telling"

    Great book. Narrator does a great job. Definitely worth buying. I have listened to this a couple times now.

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    ImTheTypeOfGuy 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Book On the Use of Expletives"

    It's hard to remember much of the story due to the overuse of curse words. I get that there are all kinds of people in this world and they are under extreme stress but it adds no value to the story.

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    Benjamin Kailua, HI, United States 05-30-15
    Benjamin Kailua, HI, United States 05-30-15 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from Staff Sergeant David Bellavia and John Bruning and/or Ray Porter?

    Unquestionably brave men doing heroic things - unfortunately devalued by the author's immediate jump into the age-old trap of solipsism. Within five minutes of the opening, the narrator claims his group and those like him were the only real soldiers wearing uniforms in this conflict. Others were to be "despised". I make no personal claim one way or the other, but I can say I was directly involved with a number of these "non-warrior" soldiers who acted every bit as bravely, who bled to death just as their more "warrior-like" brothers did, and who were to be missed by their families every bit as much.


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    richard olson 05-27-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Top 5"
    Any additional comments?

    The top 5 of my hundreds of military audibles I've downloaded. I think I'm in the few hundred titles to be exact. Great books but sometimes the narrator can ruin a good listen. Patrick Lawlor to be specific. Great diction, a great reader, but not war stories please. His idea of say a gristled gunnery is painful

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    scott 05-13-15
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    "BRUTAL!"

    Unrelenting, personal and vicious. An account of modern urban warfare during the second battle of Fallujah that leaves nothing to the imagination.

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    Ian Silver 03-20-15
    Ian Silver 03-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Powerful and moving"

    Riveting story. Excellent narration. A great testament to the incredible courage and ability to endure of the modern combat infantryman. Also shone a light on the ferocity of the battle of Fallujah. If I had been there, I probably would have been huddled in a corner crying for mommy. Makes me appreciate how much soldiers sacrifice. Highly recommend.

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    Albert 01-23-15
    Albert 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Unlike Any War Book I've Ever Read"
    Where does House to House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3. I've read almost 10 specifically relating to military accounts (non-fiction) that occurred after 9/11.


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

    First time, he's one of the best I've listed to.


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

    95% of the book was very intense.


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    Orph4n_1vy 01-10-15
    Orph4n_1vy 01-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Brutal, honest, and entertaining."

    This is the real deal. What was endured and what is told here reveals an important and overlooked aspect of what it was really like on the ground in Iraq. Learn something of the sacrifices, the bonds, and the stress of facing the unknown-- the chaos. It is gripping, poignant, and at times, funny. But it is not for the faint of heart. If you're familiar with or interested in this type of genre / military memoirs, this will not disappoint. It definitely provided a deeper insight into the Army than other flashier titles from those of the Special Operations communities; I enjoy all of them though.

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