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Home Front Audiobook

Home Front

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm’s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.
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The blockbuster best-selling author of Night Road and Firefly Lane delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love.

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore.

But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm’s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news.

When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.

©2012 Kristin Hannah (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    April round rock, TX, United States 02-25-13
    April round rock, TX, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about Home Front?

    This was such an eye opening experience for me regarding our soliders and what they go through. It gives you a new appreciation for the adjustment it takes for a solider from getting the news of deployment to transitioning back to civilian life. Great book!


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    Christopher Menomonie, WI, USA 12-18-12
    Christopher Menomonie, WI, USA 12-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    This book really opened my eyes to the effect of war on families. I look forward to more by Kristin Hannah.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 12-08-12
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific story"

    Within a few minutes of listening, I realized this writer could really capture human emotions and I was hooked. Good story, well researched (I learned alot about military deployments, etc) and a real tear jerker. I will look for more from this author.

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    Leigh Folsom, CA, United States 08-23-12
    Leigh Folsom, CA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Hannah Not at Her Best."
    What did you like best about Home Front? What did you like least?

    Weak storyline - characters not very likeable.


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

    Not high on my list of her books.


    Any additional comments?

    I gravitate toward KH's writing but this one left me wanting.

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    Eileen Redington Shores, FL, United States 08-20-12
    Eileen Redington Shores, FL, United States 08-20-12
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    "Heartwrenchingly wonderful. Could not stop crying!"
    If you could sum up Home Front in three words, what would they be?

    Patriotic. Heartwrenching. Real.


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    I cried through easily half of this book The portrayl of the family, and especially the pre-teen girl was spot-on! The deployment of a mother and wife to Iraq, leaving her family behind and her husband in charge of everything, was heart-wrenching, as was her return. It is an angst-filled story of heroism, personal growth, change, and love. Could not stop listening. The narrator did a wonderful job with all the characters, but I particularly loved the accent of the mother-in-law perhaps best.

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    lorrie williamson, NY, United States 07-06-12
    lorrie williamson, NY, United States 07-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "one of her besttttttttttttttttt !!!!!!"

    this book takes you right from the start and never lets you go , such a great story with heart warming friendships .. love that goes flat after years of marriage and a heartfelt commitment of a mother and a soldier ... tear jerker for sure ,but very very good !!!!

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    Darlene Bethel, NC, United States 06-25-12
    Darlene Bethel, NC, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2014

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    "I disagree with the reader who didn't like this 1"

    I haven't read alot of Kristin Hannah's books before but I really liked this one. I will read more and be encouraged if her other books are better than this one.

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    Miriam Venice, Fl, United States 06-20-12
    Miriam Venice, Fl, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Bestl audio book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Home Front to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it is just done to perfection!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The life of a woman helicopter pilot and her best friend who left family back home and had to go off to Iraq and suffer then return to home life again and not feel like sshe fits in and has terrible nightmares about what happened to her in Iraq and her marriage and family back home!!!


    Have you listened to any of Maggi-Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not but I shall get more after listening to this!!


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

    yes, many times, I cried and cried it is all so true! The author Kristin Hannah is now my favorite and I shall now get and listen to all her books.


    Any additional comments?

    I just could not put this audio book down...almost 15 hours and was just spellbound by it and all the information and reseach the author put into this book. She is outstanding!...

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    çindy 06-02-12
    çindy 06-02-12
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    "lovely"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes loveed the story


    What about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance did you like?

    You no there are a lot of very good books out there but if u don't have a good narrator. You cant get In to it and she is great


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    william Woodstock, GA, United States 04-29-12
    william Woodstock, GA, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "multidimentional life"
    Who was the most memorable character of Home Front and why?

    the best character was the friendship between the women


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the children had been better conceived. the elder daughter was so bad that she was unbelievable, the younger, just comic relied

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