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
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.
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.
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. :)
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!
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.
I have not listened to books by this author before.
The narrator presented the story in a preachy fashion and rushed the exciting parts through to get to the message.
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.
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.
"What an amazing man. A must listen / read."
Excellent . An amazing story of human endeavour . You will listen again and be even more amazed at this mans feats of courage.
"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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