The Last Detail
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    The Last Detail: A Novel | Darryl Ponicsan

    The Last Detail: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Darryl Ponicsan
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Unlike other branches of the armed services, the Navy draws its police force from the ranks as temporary duty - Shore Patrol. In this funny, bawdy, moving audiobook set during the height of the Vietnam War, two career sailors in transit in Norfolk, Virginia - Billy "Bad-Ass" Buddusky and Mule Mulhall - are assigned to escort 18-year-old Larry Meadows from Norfolk to the brig in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he is to serve an eight-year sentence for petty theft. It's good duty, until the two old salts realize the injustice of the sentence and are oddly affected by the naive innocence of their young prisoner.

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    Last Flag Flying: A Novel | Darryl Ponicsan

    Last Flag Flying: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Darryl Ponicsan
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Now middle-aged, Meadows seeks out his former captors in their civilian lives to help him bury his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, in Arlington National Cemetery. When he learns that the authorities have told him a lie about the circumstances of his son's death, he decides, with the help of the two others, to transport him home to Portsmouth. And so begins the journey, centered around a solemn mission, but, as in the first book, a protest against injustice and celebration of life, too, at once irreverent, funny, profane, and deeply moving.

    Great story

    Great story can't wait to see the movie but we all know books are always better than the movies

    Reviewed on November 07 2017 by Scott A Case ()