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The Red Badge of Courage | [Stephen Crane]

The Red Badge of Courage

Young Henry Fleming used to play soldier and dream of being a hero, but when he faces his first battle - the Battle of Chancellorsville - he finds that heroism is not at all what he had expected. Shells burst in front of him like strange flowers, gunfire ripped toward him in great crackling sheets of flame, and all around him, blue-coated figures lie still on the blood-drenched grass. Remarkably, Stephen Crane wrote this realistic tale of the terror of war without ever witnessing a battle.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In this re-release of a well-known classic, Frank Muller creates a world made for audio. His performance lifts the words from the page and turns them into flesh-and-blood characters with aches and torments. Each accent fits the character, and each character sounds authentic. Union soldier Henry Fleming faces his first battle and runs away. Muller turns Henry’s shame at his act of cowardice into something as tangible as the “red badge” he longs for. Muller’s pacing is exceptional in battle sequences, and his quiet moments can be tender. Henry’s plight combined with Muller’s vocal artistry makes this utterly engrossing listening.

Publisher's Summary

Young Henry Fleming used to play soldier and dream of being a hero, but when he faces his first battle - the Battle of Chancellorsville - he finds that heroism is not at all what he had expected. Shells burst in front of him like strange flowers, gunfire ripped toward him in great crackling sheets of flame, and all around him, blue-coated figures lie still on the blood-drenched grass. Remarkably, Stephen Crane wrote this realistic tale of the terror of war without ever witnessing a battle.

(P)1981 by Recorded Books, Inc.; Cover Design by Cynthia Vivaldi, ©1997 by Recorded Books, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Muller's reading is superb." (Grand Rapids Press)

"[Stephen Crane] knows nothing of war, yet he is drenched in blood. Most beginners who deal with this subject spatter themselves with ink." (Ambrose Bierce, author and Civil War veteran)

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    "Very well Narrated .."
    Would you listen to The Red Badge of Courage again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again, because of the Narrator Frank Muller made you feel like you was watching a movie in your ears.. Outstanding performance by the Narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the main character in the Book, the young Henry Fleming because of what he had to go through as the story continued.


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

    Frank Muller Narrating brings the art of entertainment to your ears. almost make you feel like you was watching a movie.


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

    The whole story was great.


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    Bonnie Mebane, NC, USA 05-06-06
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    "Caution! Cannot burn CD."

    I have downloaded this particular item from two different audio book services (Audiobooks.com and Audible.com) on 2 different dates. In both cases, I could not burn CDs from the downloaded file. I got "file corrupt" messages in both instances, halfway through the CD burning process. I downloaded a different item (same title, different publication year) and was able to burn CDs immediately, with no problem at all. So if you need to purchase Red Badge of Courage to download...don't try this version.

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