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    • Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

    • By: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman
    • Narrated by: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

    In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hartwarming and Captivating but Fix the Audio!

    • By CyndiLooWho on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Ep. 2: Seeds of War (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this episode, hear why many Americans were reluctant to join the new war raging overseas. Still reeling from the trauma of the World War I, the struggles of the Great Depression, and the growing fear of communism, citizens felt strong isolationist impulses and turned away from growing Nazi aggression.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 14: The Manhattan Project (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    America’s race for the atomic bomb started with a letter. In this episode, Martin Sheen reveals the story behind the most secretive and destructive program of war – the Manhattan Project – and the moral questions this unparalleled, destructive force raised.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: Prologue: Dear Mr. President (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Emmy and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen takes listeners back to the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II. Hear from ordinary Americans who, thanks to the power of radio, were finally able to voice their hopes and worries to the man in charge: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 5: Pearl Harbor, Part One (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    America’s isolationism breathed its last gasp in 1941 with the material support of England through the Lend-Lease act and Hitler’s surprise attack on Russia. But it wasn’t until Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 that the U.S. fully entered the war. Hear the vivid recollections of the veterans who survived the devastating attack.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 6: Pearl Harbor, Part Two (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Shock, horror, and a cloud of misinformation quickly rippled from Hawaii to the mainland in the hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In this episode, we hear from statesmen attempting to allay fears, servicemen who suddenly found themselves at war, and ordinary Americans who focused their fear on a new enemy: the Japanese.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 7: War Machine (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Now at war, America needed to quickly develop and mass produce an unprecedented number of goods and machinery. It would require a complete overhaul of factories, farms, and ways of working. Step onto the assembly line and hear the challenges faced by both workers and manufacturing once the U.S. threw itself into winning the war.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 11: Zoot Suit (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As the war raged on overseas, so did the struggle for equality on the home-front. Longstanding social norms were disrupted, and stiff resistance from white Americans began in earnest. Newly empowered Mexican and African Americans fought back, making 1943 one of the worst years for racially motivated violence in America’s history.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 8: Rosie (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    [Contains explicit content] Rosie the Riveter has become one of the most iconic and empowering images of women in World War II, but at the time, many men simply did not believe that women could do the jobs needed, whether in factories or in the military. And for women, war work wasn’t limited to the assembly line. Hear from individuals who struggled to meet the competing pressures of being a lady, a worker, and available for soldiers going overseas.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 4: The Draft (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    [Contains explicit content] As country after country in Europe fell to Germany, the U.S. was unprepared, underequipped, and undermanned. With the first peace-time draft, the influx of new recruits found themselves training with broomsticks instead of rifles. This episode explores the reaction to mandatory service in America and conscientious objectors who paid a steep price for their convictions.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 3: Isolationism vs. Interventionism (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1939, France and the U.K. declared war against Germany, but fear and isolationism kept America from joining the effort. Host Martin Sheen examines the battle that was being waged stateside between the America First movement and interventionists – including FDR’s scheme to supply arms to allies while appearing neutral.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 16: The Legacy (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains explicit content] After four years of war, it is difficult to overstate the vast changes that affected almost every aspect of American lives. The final episode of The Home Front looks at this legacy and how elements persist even today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jim on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 9: 9066 (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Although America is a nation of immigrants, mistrust of Italian, German, and Japanese citizens grew as the war intensified. President Roosevelt only codified those fears when he issued Executive Order 9066, forcing Japanese-American citizens from their homes and into internment camps. Hear first-hand accounts from those who were targeted and had their lives completely upended.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 12: Propaganda (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    [Contains explicit content] As casualties mounted abroad, the initial shock and outpouring of patriotism began to wane in the U.S. President Roosevelt put the American propaganda machine into overdrive, leveraging Hollywood magic, crafty ad men, and strategic censorship to keep Americans engaged and convinced of the war’s righteousness.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 13: Refugee (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Jewish refugees had been attempting to flee the worsening conditions of Europe and Hitler’s reign years before Pearl Harbor. But the horror that Americans felt at the reported atrocities did not extend to action or lessen anti-Semitism at home.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 10: Double V (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    [Contains explicit content] As industry and the war effort intensified, so did the need for workers, leading to mass migration and unprecedented integration. Higher wages and new opportunities offered job-seekers a chance for a better life in their new boom-towns. But as the U.S. was fighting a war against fascism and oppression overseas, long-held prejudices by white Americans led to a surge in racial violence at home.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 15: Victory (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    [Contains explicit content] The war is over, but the euphoria over America’s victory quickly gave way to an intense desire for normalcy, even as 15 million veterans started to return home. From shortages in consumer goods and housing to loved ones lost, host Martin Sheen explores how Americans learned to live in peacetime once again.

    Regular price: $2.99