The Long Road Home by Martha Raddatz audiobook

The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family

By Martha Raddatz
Read by Joyce Bean

Tantor Audio 9780425219348

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200142514

  • ISBN: 9798200142507

  • ISBN: 9798200142521

Runtime: 9.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From ABC White House correspondent Martha Raddatz comes the story of a brutal forty-eight-hour firefight that conveys in harrowing detail the effects of war not just on the soldiers but also on the families waiting back at home. In April 2004, soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division were on a routine patrol in Sadr City, Iraq, when they came under surprise attack. Over the course of the next forty-eight hours, eight Americans would be killed and more than seventy wounded. Back home, as news of the attack began filtering in, the families of these same men, neighbors in Fort Hood, Texas, feared the worst. In time, some of the women in their circle would receive "the call"—the notification that a husband or brother had been killed in action. So the families banded together in anticipation of the heartbreak that was certain to come. The firefight in Sadr City marked the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency, and Martha Raddatz has written perhaps the most riveting account of hand-to-hand combat to emerge from the war in Iraq. This intimate portrait of the close-knit community of families Stateside—the unsung heroes of the military—distinguishes The Long Road Home from other stories of modern warfare, showing the horror, terror, bravery, and fortitude not just of the soldiers who were wounded and killed but also of the wives and children whose lives now are forever changed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This book is a triumph.... Narrator Joyce Bean is skilled and effective as well; she uses subtle changes in accent and tone to individualize the personalities as they stride across the audio landscape. Library Journal Audio Review
“Raddatz’s account has grit and high drama…Delivers searingly vivid evidence of the toll US soldiers pay.” New York Times
“A masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it.” Washington Post
“ABC News correspondent Raddatz paints a picture of American valor and unflagging commitment.” Rocky Mountain News

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Author

Author Bio: Martha Raddatz

Author Bio: Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz is a senior foreign affairs correspondent at ABC. A four-time Emmy Award winner, she has served as chief White House correspondent for ABC News and has appeared on Nightline, Larry King Live, The Charlie Rose Show, Washington Week, and many other news programs.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English