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  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel | Ben Fountain

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ben Fountain
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents - caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide victory tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

    Mel says: "Oh-ooo Say, Can We See?"
  • Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories | Ben Fountain

    Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ben Fountain
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught - to both disastrous and hilarious effect - in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.

    Ashton says: "too short"
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk | Ben Fountain

    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ben Fountain
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious fire fight. Now Billy is a decorated soldier and Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery under fire is a YouTube sensation. Seizing on this PR gift, the Bush administration has sent the surviving members of Bravo on a nationwide 'Victory Tour' to reassure the folks at home. Tomorrow, they must go back to war.

    Matthew says: "What a struggle"
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