And the Whole Mountain Burned by Ray McPadden audiobook

And the Whole Mountain Burned: A War Novel

By Ray McPadden
Read by MacLeod Andrews

Center Street, Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549176623

  • ISBN: 9781549176609

  • ISBN: 9781549149313

Runtime: 9.08 Hours
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the spirit of MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes, AND THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN BURNED presents an unflinching look at the hardships endured by Private Danny Shane and his squad leader, Sergeant Burch, during their mission in Afghanistan to capture an elusive insurgent in the solitudes of the Himalayan mountains.

Tribal Areas, Afghanistan: the youngest soldier in a commando platoon, Private Danny Shane, steps off a chopper between ridges arrayed like craving teeth. Shane wants to be varsity. His hard-bitten squad leader, Sergeant Burch, can show him how. Their mission: kill or capture the Egyptian, an elusive insurgent who has been a primary target of the US military for years. Shane is soon chiseled by a war that’s personal, where the enemy has a face, a name. Habibullah, teenage son of the people, is studying the soldiers and adapting. With guns on full-auto, Shane and Burch trek on skis and blistered feet, moving by the lunar cycle, into the deepest solitudes of the Himalaya. Under soaring peaks, dark instinct is laid bare. To survive, Shane and Burch must defeat not just Habibullah’s militia, but the beast inside themselves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable portrait of the daily human cost of our longest war. If you want to understand the price our troops pay, this book will grip you.” Newt Gingrich, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Ray McPadden

Author Bio: Ray McPadden

Ray McPadden is a four-tour combat veteran who served as a ground force commander in the elite 2nd Ranger Battalion during the Iraq and Afghan wars. He was awarded a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and a medal for valor. A former Pat Tillman Military Scholar, he is the author of the acclaimed novel And the Whole Mountain Burned, winner of the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for excellence in military fiction in 2019. He lives in Livingston, Montana, with his wife and children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English