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  • Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

  • The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie
  • By: Booton Herndon, Les Spear - prologue, Max Cleveland - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris George
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. "You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring Story, but agonizing Narrator

  • By Donald Haynes on 08-09-17

Exceptional story, poor narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-17

This account of Desmond Doss's life is so compelling that I had to finish listening, despite the narrator's excessively precise pronunciation.

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