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    • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    • A Novel
    • By: Ben Fountain
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 868
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 780

    A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents - caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide victory tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving, Poignant, Ironic Tale of Young Vet

    • By Richard on 01-13-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

    • Stories
    • By: Ben Fountain
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught - to both disastrous and hilarious effect - in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • too short

    • By Ashton on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    • By: Ben Fountain
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious fire fight. Now Billy is a decorated soldier and Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery under fire is a YouTube sensation. Seizing on this PR gift, the Bush administration has sent the surviving members of Bravo on a nationwide 'Victory Tour' to reassure the folks at home. Tomorrow, they must go back to war.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a struggle

    • By Matthew on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $14.91