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Publisher's Summary

This unflinching account of one remarkable physician’s experiences during the conflict between Russia and its breakaway republic, Chechnya, is an instant classic of war literature. Weaving the history of the Chechnya conflict and the heritage of his own family into the visceral narrative, Dr. Baiev tells a tale that is shocking, heroic, and impossible to forget.
©2003 Khassan Baiev (P)2003 Recorded Books

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incredible story

I learned so much about the forgotten war, and the doctors story is amazing. perfectly narrated and flowing with suspense and detail.

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excellent rendition of historical and personal exp

extremely well-written and captivating Narrative of a Physicians personal experiences in the backdrop of the historical events concerning the cultural chechnya family life during wartime and political crisis.

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An eye-opening look at events I knew little about.

What made the experience of listening to The Oath the most enjoyable?

The descriptions of what happened at different points of the memoir.

What other book might you compare The Oath to and why?

I can think of no comparison to make.

Which character – as performed by Robert O' Keefe – was your favorite?

Doctor Baiev.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was.

Any additional comments?

A must-have for people who want to learn more about Chechnya.