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Sunrise Over Fallujah | [Walter Dean Myers]

Sunrise Over Fallujah

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America's occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with building up relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, a team of soldiers strives to make real connections and bridge the divide between two very different cultures. On constant guard from frequent suicide bomb attacks and deadly skirmishes, their situation reveals a tragic human toll.
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America's occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with building up relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, a team of soldiers strives to make real connections and bridge the divide between two very different cultures. On constant guard from frequent suicide bomb attacks and deadly skirmishes, their situation reveals a tragic human toll.

©2008 Walter Dean Myers; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Sima Stanley Tarzana, CA United States 07-14-12
    Sima Stanley Tarzana, CA United States 07-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent, moving account of soldiers' lives."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author describes the lives of soldiers in Iraq, members of a squad of civil affairs soldiers, in 2003. They are working to "win the hearts and minds" of Iraqi citizens, but their job is no less dangerous than many other soldiers because it is rarely clear who is friend and who is foe. The ambiguity is exasperating and often dangerous. In simple but clear language, the story is told in first person through experiences and through letters back home. The dialogue is realistic as it is often very humorous. I was finally able to start to grasp how it might feel to experience life as a soldier in Iraq. For me, it was eye-opening and very worthwhile.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the use of the language and the realism of the dialogue. Instead of using persistent swear words, the author simply showed us the frustration, confusion, the comradship and the cynical humor that men who are constantly together often use. The protagonist, Robin, is often pensive, observing as he is participating, trying to think things through.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked all the scenes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I would have if I could have. The narrator set the perfect tone for the story. Very well done.


    Any additional comments?

    Very highly recommended. I will certainly be looking for any other books by this same author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    valerie newport news, VA, United States 07-26-12
    valerie newport news, VA, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2011

    I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!

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    "no surprise"

    This is an interesting first hand story from a soldier who learned tht war is never as romantic as it seems.

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    Leah ruther glen, va, United States 08-27-12
    Leah ruther glen, va, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Still Waiting...."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I just kept waiting for something to happen. There was nothing that really made me connect with the main character.


    What could Walter Dean Myers have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More character development. The underlying conflict between the soldier and his father never developed fully.


    Was Sunrise Over Fallujah worth the listening time?

    Sure, but it left me wondering why the book was written/published.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the moving account I had hoped for.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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