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The Life We Bury

Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Aided by his skeptical neighbor, Lila, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth. Thread by thread, he begins to unravel the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Aided by his skeptical neighbor, Lila, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth. Thread by thread, he begins to unravel the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?
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College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Aided by his skeptical neighbor, Lila, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth. Thread by thread, he begins to unravel the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Zach Villa

Length:

8h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:30