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The Return of the Soldier is Rebecca West's 1918 novel of the struggle of a World War I veteran, Chris Baldry, who is shell-shocked with amnesia, to return home and make sense of the life that he had before he went to war, a life that now he can't entirely remember.

This dramatic novel shows with great heart, that the horrors of war are not always left on the battlefield.

©2012 Rebecca West (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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Short but powerful tale

Having only read Rebecca West's massive travelogue about Yugoslavia, I was a bit amazed to find out that she could write such a succinct piece of fiction. The novella is about war, lost chances, and the illusion of second chances all within about 100 pages. I felt almost guilty for audiobooking this one since I could have read it in about an hour, but the narration was pleasant and I think enhanced my interest in the chracters.

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Silly voices

Would have preferred she spoke in her normal voice the entire time. Also, the forward gives away too much of the story; I hate that.

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  • Sarah
  • 11-22-17

Not for Archers fans

Lovely story. However the reader sounded like Kate from BBC R4’s The Archers.... an obnoxious character. This influenced how I felt about the narration and the story, in fact it ruined it

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