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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.

One terrifying day in the vicious battle for Okinawa, dozens of Desmond's former tormenters lay wounded and bleeding atop Hacksaw Ridge. As Japanese bullets rained down, their fate seemed hopeless.

Could one unarmed man save their lives?

This pause-resister will keep you riveted to your seat as you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Desmond's dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism will inspire you to live by the courage of your convictions.

©2016 Booton Herndon (P)2016 Remnant Publications

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Inspiring Story, but agonizing Narrator

I saw the movie, and decided to purchase the book. I saw the reviews and thought surely the narrator couldn't be that bad. I was wrong. So hard to appreciate the courageous story of this American hero because if the painful reading.

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Solid story, terrible narrator

It is a good thing the story is compelling and attention grabbing. If it were otherwise I would have bailed after listening to this narrator. It was like listening to a male version of Siri. He can read the words, but often puts the emphasis on the wrong syllable. If I have to hear him say the word “again” again I may have to not finish the last hour of the book.

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Loved this book

I very much liked this book even though I am still a teen I loved it. I listened to the book not long after I watched the movie. My dad and I both wanted to see it because he was in the army and so was his dad and my great grandfather. Would recommend this book to anyone. :)

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documentary

i expected a non-fiction accounting told in a story-like format. it was more of a documentary told in 3rd person. of course. the man was amazing as is his story. my critique is in the production only.

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Exceptional story, poor narration

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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Great man, poorly written book

glad I read it, but could have been written so much better. This man was a great example of living what you believe.

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awesome!!

that man was truly an inspiration!! they way he lived his life was a blessing! his story definitely draws me closer to God and He deserves all the glory!

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Incredible Book, Must Read!

Amazing story of an amazing man and the God he revered!

The narrator is superb! Well Done!

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A Gripping, Inspiring Story.

This narration was awesome and it shed light on the importance of Mr. Desmond Doss.

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great story, but...

This is a wonderful true and inspiring story, I just wish it was read slower, sometimes it moves so fast it's hard to follow.

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  • Gary
  • 02-07-17

What an amazing man. A must listen / read.

Where does Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent . An amazing story of human endeavour . You will listen again and be even more amazed at this mans feats of courage.

What other book might you compare Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge to, and why?

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Have you listened to any of Chris George’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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  • mary rennie
  • 03-29-18

Never got to enjoy this story.

l really wished l could have listened to this book but the Rushed overloud preface was enough to put me off. Also this is not a Childrens book so l do not need a mixture of silly and ill performed accents. Thank goodness you name your narrators so l can AVOID at all cost having to listen to this dreadful voice again. l went out and purchased the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Loud, rushed, annoying voiced and smug is not how l prefer my narrators Thank You.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-27-17

Christian propaganda

Stilted performance and a little too much Christian propaganda for me. Was relieved when I finally got to the end.

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  • Mr Vaughan James
  • 09-13-17

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

No words other than truly amazing and inspirational. Maybe politicians and the likes should learn from this awesome,humble man!!!!!

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  • Julja
  • 06-16-17

Not what I was expecting!

Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Chris George?

Badly written, badly narrated. Total waste of my time. I persevered as the story should have been truly humbling, about a man who's bravery went beyond the realms of most men involved in terrifying acts of war.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

He was a truly brave man who stuck to his beliefs. I did not need the constant bible bashing.

What didn’t you like about Chris George’s performance?

His voice was a sing song irritating whine. He tried to do different voices but failed. Maybe if someone else had narrated it wouldn't have forced me to give up.

Was Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge worth the listening time?

Nope. I tried and kept going even though I found it ridiculously irritating!

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I bought the book because I missed the film. Maybe it could have done with more editing before it got to the Audible Version. So sad, I was expecting so much more!

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  • Patrick Cronin
  • 03-07-17

Don't waste your time with this tripe

I bought this book hoping to read a good first hand account of the war in the Pacific. Instead I got a very poorly written book which comes across as a religious propaganda tract for the 7th Day Adventists.
This book portrays Private Doss as a cross between Jesus Christ and Forrest Gump. As such it does a disservice to the main character who I have no doubt was a very brave man. The story is not helped by the narrator, who's silly affected accents were very off-putting.

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  • Mr. George Sabados
  • 05-02-18

Remarkable Story of Determination & Grit

Was it luck or divine intervention that allowed Desmond Doss to see through the war without firing a shot in anger? For the non-theists his experiences were a near statistical impossibility. For the theists, he was blessed. Regardless of which way you lean, the fact remains that Doss showed that belief in values ‘maketh the man’. This is a true example of how human beings can insist on living with the highest values - a lesson in what we all have inside of us.

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  • Ben Jones
  • 11-13-17

I liked the movie, but this was so much better

Outstanding. One of the most amazing stories of courage. Not focused on the violence like the movie, but rather Desmond's walk with God. A must read for any Christian. Kid friendly also.

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  • LR
  • 04-21-17

Chris George could definitely slow down a bit

Chris George is definitely a skilled narrator, one of the best I've listened to on audible. However, I so wish he could slow down a bit! 1x speed is too fast yet 0.75x is too slow. :(