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The Watch - A Novel

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic, or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next. Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch, takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister. The result is a gripping tour through the reality of this very contemporary conflict, and our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of war. Chapter: "Antigone" Read by Reha Zamani "Lieutenant" and "Lieutenant's Journal" Read by George Newbern "Medic" Dustin Rubin "Ismene" Zadran Wali "Second Lieutenant" Kaleo Griffith "First Sergeant" Richard Allen "Captain" Kris Koscheski

Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic, or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next. Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch, takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister. The result is a gripping tour through the reality of this very contemporary conflict, and our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of war. Chapter: "Antigone" Read by Reha Zamani "Lieutenant" and "Lieutenant's Journal" Read by George Newbern "Medic" Dustin Rubin "Ismene" Zadran Wali "Second Lieutenant" Kaleo Griffith "First Sergeant" Richard Allen "Captain" Kris Koscheski
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Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic, or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next. Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch, takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister. The result is a gripping tour through the reality of this very contemporary conflict, and our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of war. Chapter: "Antigone" Read by Reha Zamani "Lieutenant" and "Lieutenant's Journal" Read by George Newbern "Medic" Dustin Rubin "Ismene" Zadran Wali "Second Lieutenant" Kaleo Griffith "First Sergeant" Richard Allen "Captain" Kris Koscheski

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:45


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:30