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Beaufort - A Novel

Ron Leshem

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

By turns subversive and darkly comic, brutal and tender, Ron Leshem's debut novel is an international literary sensation, winner of Israel's top award for literature, and the basis for a prizewinning film. Beaufort. To the handful of Israeli soldiers occupying the ancient crusader fortress, it is a little slice of hell-a forbidding, fear-soaked enclave perched atop two acres of land in southern Lebanon, surrounded by an enemy they cannot see. And to the thirteen young men in his command, twenty-one-year-old Lieutenant Liraz "Erez" Liberti is a taskmaster, confessor, and their only hope in the face of attacks that come out of nowhere and missions seemingly designed to get them all killed. All around them, tension crackles in the air. Long stretches of boredom and black humor are punctuated by flashes of terror. And the threat of death is constant. But in their stony haven, Erez and his soldiers have created their own little world, their own rules, their own language. And here Erez listens to his men build castles out of words, telling stories, telling lies, talking incessantly of women, sex, and dead comrades. Until, in the final days of the occupation, Erez and his squad of fed-up, pissed-off, frightened young soldiers are given one last order: a mission that will shatter all remaining illusions-and stand as a testament to the universal, gut-wrenching futility of war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

13h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

48:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:46