Showing results by author "Ben Fountain"

Categories

All Categories

4 results
Sort by
    • 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 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 795

    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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Beautiful Country Burn Again

    • Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution
    • By: Ben Fountain
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Beautiful Country Burn Again narrates a shocking year in American politics, moving from the early days of the Iowa Caucus to the crystalizing moments of the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and culminating in the aftershocks of the weeks following election night. Along the way, Fountain probes deeply into history, illuminating the forces and watershed moments of the past that mirror and precipitated the present, from the hollowed-out notion of the American Dream, to Richard Nixon’s southern strategy, to the cult of celebrity that gave rise to Donald Trump.

    Regular price: $34.22