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Home Front Audiobook

Home Front

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Publisher's Summary

The blockbuster best-selling author of Night Road and Firefly Lane delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love.

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore.

But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm’s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news.

When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.

©2012 Kristin Hannah (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 02-20-12
    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 02-20-12
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    "Amazing and heartbreaking at The same times"
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    This was such a wonderful and heartbreaking book to listen to at the same time. I thought the narrator did a fine job, but it was the book that touched me so deeply. Have told all my friends that this book is a keeper.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob K Chicago, IL USA 08-01-17
    Bob K Chicago, IL USA 08-01-17 Member Since 2015

    We used to make things in this country, build. Now we just put our hands in the next guys pocket.

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    "Get your tissues ready!"

    This heart warming story really makes the characters come alive and helps you appreciate how hard it is for families when a love one leaves and returns from war.

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    vickijane 07-23-17
    vickijane 07-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but long."

    This was a good book but it was hard to read most of the time. From a terrible childhood for Jo, to a difficult marriage to the draining task of parenting a disrespect child, then the horrors of war and PTSD, I almost didn't want to finish it. Thankfully I liked the ending.

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    Pam Ross Minnesota 06-13-17
    Pam Ross Minnesota 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator really ruined this book for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book maybe but not the Audible version. I did not care for the narration of this one. The voices of the girls were beyond annoying. I felt the reading was way more depressing than it should have been. Yes, it's a sad subject where a lot of sad things happen but I can didn't like the narrator portraying it as devastating.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kristin Hannah before, how does this one compare?

    It's really hard to separate the story from the narration. So this one is not even close to other Kristin Hannah books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voices of the children were horrible. I felt it was read more depressing and slow than it needed to be.


    Did Home Front inspire you to do anything?

    NO


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    Kathy Spanberger 05-13-17 Member Since 2004
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    Would you try another book from Kristin Hannah and/or Maggi-Meg Reed?

    Yes on Kristin. Not so sure on Maggi-Meg


    If you’ve listened to books by Kristin Hannah before, how does this one compare?

    One can tell this is an earlier work by Ms. Hannah. The story is good but character development is weak. I can't tell you how many times I almost turned this off because of the horrible whining spoiled daughters of Joleen and her 'checked out' husband. Ms. Hannah has developed into a much stronger writer in her later years which is why I am a fan.


    What three words best describe Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance?

    okay but at times annoying. Probably because she had to read the words for those horrible kids..Betsy and Lulu. Argh!


    Was Home Front worth the listening time?

    I want to say no but I did listen to the end mostly because I really wanted to know what happens to Joleen. She is a character to admire.


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    Amazon Customer 01-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story!"

    This was a wonderfully written story that I found very interesting, since I have no military history in my family. It felt true and honest. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to know and understand a little more fully the sacrifice of our solders. The narrator did a great job---read with lots of emotion.

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    Geri Henricksen 10-09-16
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    "This book really makes you think"
    If you could sum up Home Front in three words, what would they be?

    Very inspiring book


    What other book might you compare Home Front to and why?

    Nightingale was also a great book. Brings you into the families that are feeling the pain of war and the loss of life as they know it.


    Which character – as performed by Maggi-Meg Reed – was your favorite?

    The grandmother


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    TobsNannie 10-09-16
    TobsNannie 10-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible story!"

    I loved Home Front! The story kept me captivated the entire time & Maggi-Meg Reed did an amazing job narrating. Thank you Kristin Hannah & Maggi-Meg Reed! I highly recommend Home Front!

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    Debbie Cook 09-11-16
    Debbie Cook 09-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So many emotions!"

    This was a very memorial book, I had so many emotions on so many levels.

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    Susan Berea, KY, United States 09-07-16
    Susan Berea, KY, United States 09-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story...learned a lot."

    Great story but the narration was so down....depressing...I mean it is a sad and emotional story but it was hard to continue at times.

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