Author Thomas Ferreolus pens a witty, action-packed tale that gyrates around one man's dangerous journey in Sounds of War. The story revolves around the lost battles in the tumultuous Al Anbar Province during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Follow Thomas Edington's gritty path down unspoken truths as he is forced to navigate the edges of unnatural juxtapositions. Richly plotted with tricky situations, this book is both intense and highly entertaining. This is a story that readers won't want to miss.
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It's one of my favorites, such an incredible story.
The sounds that pulled you into the story, it really gave you the feeling that you were there standing there watching the whole thing go down.
All of them, he did a fantastic job voicing each one. Each had depth and breadth in my mind. He is a very gifted narrarator.
Quite honestly that main character, the descriptiveness of his personal voice really pulled you into the story and held you there.
This is an incredible story of War from a soldier's eyes. Sometimes we forget that soldiers have feelings and can be afraid in battle just like we would be. The descriptiveness of this story pulls you in and doesn't let you go. You find yourself rooting for them, yelling at them, laughing and crying with them. It really lets you "see" the story in the soldier's eyes. The narrator does a great job of giving each character a certain depth that sets them apart from the others. This is a unique and wonderful book with a gripping and riveting story line that is truly amazing.
What impressed me the most was that someone who 'went over there' thought it important enough to remember, take home, and share with the rest of us these very subtle experiences. Having served in the military myself, I have a deep personal connection to these little things. Some I have never forgotten, others, I only recalled while listening to Sounds of War audio book. Personally, this book made me realize that many of these colorful 'things' from my own experiences had been lost to my memory because I had intentionally forgotten as much as possible. For the first time in 25 years, those colorful
little 'things' are coming to the foreground of my memory and I find they are all meaningful. For me, Sounds of War was like a painting done by a different kind of brush!
The Sounds of War is a novel with a purpose. It intends to bring the day-to-day, lowest level details about one soldier's wartime experiences home to the reader by stimulating the very five senses thru which we all experience this world.
With regard to character development, scene setting, scene transitioning, and overall story development, Thomas Ferreolus has organized and narrated a well thought out story that was easy flowing. Characters come and go...and if you have ever served in the military, you will remember that the friends you make often come and go in one patrol. People you get to know in those long mundane hours where you have nothing to do but talk endlessly and in such short time, they move on and you never see them again.
I'd recommend this book to anybody who wants to come as close to a soldier's wartime day-to-day as can possibly be achieved. An experience as told by no other book and seen in no other movie.
I recommend Sounds of War with 5 Stars.
First Audio book I've listened to
Brought back a lot of memories. The back round audio really enhances the storyline. If you want to know what it was like over there. You need to listen to "Sounds of War"
As you start this, on audio specifically you get to know that this is a story that is character driven and a production all of it's own.
The audible edition has dogs yapping in the background. Explosions and helicopter sound bites making a read into a production.
It is also this where the author and the audible edition loses a star. Sometimes these sound effects override the narrator and the reader misses some of the story.
This does not happen often.
So the story.
It is brilliant. It takes the life of a few soldiers with their fear, humanity and failings into a war torn country where it is as hot as it can get both in F and in action.
The story is absolutely brilliant, never stepping up on to a political rant. Never making war romantic. Never tearing in on the soldiers doing their job.
It is simply a story of what war is like for the troops on the ground.
I loved it. Truly loved it. Which surprised me since I seldom read stories in this genre.
I am so glad I did.
Black Words-White Pages
Action, Suspense, Addicting
I really loved the music. The background war sounds made me think that I was right there in the middle of the war with the characters.
I absolutely Loved the narrator. He really made it very interesting and sometime very intense to listen too.
I would have loved to and it was very hard to stop it, because I thought about what I heard and day dreamed about what may happen next.
At first when I was approached, I admit, I was a little skeptical about it, but I never turn a book away when I am offered and I always give the books a chance, but I was extremely surprised and very intrigued about this story and was addicted to it. It's one I would recommend to people to listen too.
Lots of action! Narration, Sound Effects, and story moved like a Holly Wood blockbuster.
He's in the same league as James Earl Jones ...
Can't wait till it's a movie...
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