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Brave Deeds

Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a compelling novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the audiobook follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan. As the men make their way to the funeral, they recall the most ancient of warriors yet are a microcosm of 21st-century America, and subject to the same human flaws as all of us. Drew is reliable in the field but unfaithful at home; Cheever, overweight and whining, is a friend to no one - least of all himself; and platoon commander Dmitri "Arrow" Arogapoulos is stalwart, yet troubled with questions about his own identity and sexuality.

Emotionally resonant, true-to-life, and thoughtfully written, Brave Deeds is a gripping story of combat and of perseverance, and an important addition to the oeuvre of contemporary war fiction.

©2017 David Abrams; a version of chapter 25 originally appeared in the Provo Canyon Review, vol. 4, issue 3 (Summer 2016); excerpt from "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks reprinted by consent of Brooks Permissions. (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Describing the soldiers' perilous journey while filling in details of their backgrounds and the military situation in Iraq, this excellent novel is believable, dramatic, and also quite funny." ( Library Journal, starred review)

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