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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
  

This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. Hailed by The New York Times as a marvel of storytelling, The Things They Carried's portrayal o... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781491512517
Barcode 9781491512517
Published 8 April 2014 by Brilliance Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Read by Cranston, Bryan
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ISBN-13 9781491512517
ISBN-10 1491512512
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Imprint Brilliance Audio
Publication Date 8 April 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Read by Cranston, Bryan
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
War Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 171mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 68g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. 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. The soldiers in this collection of stories carried M-16 rifles, M-60 machine guns, and M-79 grenade launchers. They carried plastic explosives, hand grenades, flak jackets, and landmines. But they also carried letters from home, illustrated Bibles, and pictures of their loved ones. Some of them carried extra food or comic books or drugs. Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand. This audiobook also includes an exclusive recording ?The Vietnam in Me, ? a recount of the author's trip back to Vietnam in 1994, revisiting his experience there as a soldier 25 years before, read by Tim O?Brien himself. The Things They Carried was produced by Audible Studios in partnership with Playtone, the production company headed by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and the creator of the award-winning mini-series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific.

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Author's Bio

Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, July, July, and In the Lake of the Woods, which received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by Time. O'Brien lives in Austin, Texas.

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