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Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge Audiobook

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie

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Publisher's Summary

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself.

"You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill.

When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

One terrifying day in the vicious battle for Okinawa, dozens of Desmond's former tormenters lay wounded and bleeding atop Hacksaw Ridge. As Japanese bullets rained down, their fate seemed hopeless.

Could one unarmed man save their lives?

This pause-resister will keep you riveted to your seat as you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Desmond's dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism will inspire you to live by the courage of your convictions.

©2016 Booton Herndon (P)2016 Remnant Publications

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    Ken Massingill BLUFF CITY, TN, US 02-15-17
    Ken Massingill BLUFF CITY, TN, US 02-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "documentary"

    i expected a non-fiction accounting told in a story-like format. it was more of a documentary told in 3rd person. of course. the man was amazing as is his story. my critique is in the production only.

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    Rachel 02-13-17
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    "awesome!!"

    that man was truly an inspiration!! they way he lived his life was a blessing! his story definitely draws me closer to God and He deserves all the glory!

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    Chawks 01-05-17
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    "Incredible Book, Must Read!"

    Amazing story of an amazing man and the God he revered!

    The narrator is superb! Well Done!

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    marykay 03-28-17
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    The kind of faith he lived is a reminder to all of us who believe.

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    Amazon Customer UVALDE, TX, US 03-24-17
    Amazon Customer UVALDE, TX, US 03-24-17 Member Since 2016

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    "good book "

    it was a good book listened for hours
    loved the way the audio book was written

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    Morgan Franklin ALEXANDRIA, VA, US 03-23-17
    Morgan Franklin ALEXANDRIA, VA, US 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very moving"

    This book will bring you to humbling tears,to hear so many acts of pure heroism from such a humble man. left me inspired to do all I can to help others less fortunate.

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    Erica Calva 03-09-17
    Erica Calva 03-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspirational"

    Loved it!! Full of inspiration and heroism and a story you will never forget.

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    Renee 03-06-17
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    "Loved this book"

    I very much liked this book even though I am still a teen I loved it. I listened to the book not long after I watched the movie. My dad and I both wanted to see it because he was in the army and so was his dad and my great grandfather. Would recommend this book to anyone. :)

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    "Even better than the movie!"

    If you enjoyed the movie, you'll enjoy the book even more! As amazing as the movie was, it only gave us a small taste of Desmond's real life heroics. Amazing Audible performance and such an inspirational story! To God be the glory!

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    Mary B. Coates 03-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "It could have been better"
    What disappointed you about Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge?

    While the story was inspirational, it was presented in a very "preachy" style. Instead of letting the story present the underlying moral and biblical lessons, it over reaches and comes across as judgmental.


    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listened to books by this author before.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator presented the story in a preachy fashion and rushed the exciting parts through to get to the message.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge?

    I would not have cut anything , per say, but placed more emphasis on the action and actions of the character, and let the message come to the reader as a revalation. This story does not show , it tells. A good story should do both.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed. I know it has just been released as a movie. I hope the movie is more exciting than the book. I enjoy stories about divine intervention, but I don't enjoy them being so heavy handed.

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    2/7/17
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    "What an amazing man. A must listen / read."
    Where does Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent . An amazing story of human endeavour . You will listen again and be even more amazed at this mans feats of courage.


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  • Patrick Cronin
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    "Don't waste your time with this tripe"

    I bought this book hoping to read a good first hand account of the war in the Pacific. Instead I got a very poorly written book which comes across as a religious propaganda tract for the 7th Day Adventists.
    This book portrays Private Doss as a cross between Jesus Christ and Forrest Gump. As such it does a disservice to the main character who I have no doubt was a very brave man. The story is not helped by the narrator, who's silly affected accents were very off-putting.

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