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    • The Things They Carried

    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,922
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,897

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy Load

    • By Mel on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • If I Die in a Combat Zone

    • Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid Vietnam war memoir

    • By Darwin8u on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Going After Cacciato

    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato, a classic novel of Vietnam, captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked that strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shadow Sculpture Built out of War's Debris

    • By Darwin8u on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In the Lake of the Woods

    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    On a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat in which he's been pursued by rumors of the atrocities he committed in Vietnam. But it is clear that something is horribly wrong between them - too much has been hidden. Then Kathy vanishes, along with their boat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a life-changing or pivotal war story

    • By Molly on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Selected Shorts

    • Wartime Lives
    • By: Tim O'Brien, Maile Meloy, Benjamin Percy, and others
    • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Chalfant, Oskar Eustis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; in World War I, a mother goes to the front lines to see her son; and in our time, a teenager in Oregon waits for e-mail from his father in the Middle East.

    Regular price: $19.60