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Anatomy of a Soldier - A novel

Harry Parker

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Anatomy of a Soldier is a stunning first novel-of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism-that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Let's imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there's the man who trains one of them to fight against the other's father and all these infidel invaders. Then imagine the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict where virtually everyone is caught up in the middle of something unthinkable. But then regard them not as they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, and a horrific improvised explosive device that binds them all together by blowing one of them apart-forty-five different narrators in all, including the multiple medical implements subsequently required to keep Captain Barnes alive. The result is a novel that reveals not only an author with a striking literary talent and intelligence but also the lives of people-whether husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter-who are part of this same heart-stopping journey. A work of extraordinary humanity and hope, created out of something hopeless and dehumanizing, it makes art out of pain and suffering and takes its place in a long and rich line of novels that articulate the lives that soldiers lead. In the boom of an instant, and in decades of very different lives and experiences, we see things we've never understood so clearly before. List of Narrators: Peter Altschuler Paul Boehmer Jonathan Cowley Susan Duerden Jayne Entwistle Jean Gilpin Kirby Heyborne Gildart Jackson John Lee Bruce Mann Katharine McEwan Rob Shapiro Nicholas Guy Smith Steve West From the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

10h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:09


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:16


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:32


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:28


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:09