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Youngblood - A Novel

Matt Gallagher

Jarhead meets Redeployment in a suspenseful and smart fiction debut that has been called "thrilling, tragic, and darkly funny" by National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay. The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it's happening-through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah. But his world is disrupted by the arrival of veteran Sergeant Daniel Chambers, whose aggressive style threatens to undermine the fragile peace that the troops have worked hard to establish. As Iraq plunges back into chaos and bloodshed and Chambers's influence over the men grows stronger, Jack becomes obsessed with a strange, tragic tale of reckless love between a lost American soldier and Rana, a local sheikh's daughter. In search of the truth and buoyed by the knowledge that what he finds may implicate Sergeant Chambers, Jack seeks answers from the enigmatic Rana, and soon their fates become intertwined. Determined to secure a better future for Rana and a legitimate and lasting peace for her country, Jack will defy American command, putting his own future in grave peril. Pulling listeners into the captivating immediacy of a conflict that can shift from drudgery to devastation at any moment, Youngblood provides startling new dimension to both the moral complexity of war and its psychological toll.

Jarhead meets Redeployment in a suspenseful and smart fiction debut that has been called "thrilling, tragic, and darkly funny" by National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay. The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it's happening-through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah. But his world is disrupted by the arrival of veteran Sergeant Daniel Chambers, whose aggressive style threatens to undermine the fragile peace that the troops have worked hard to establish. As Iraq plunges back into chaos and bloodshed and Chambers's influence over the men grows stronger, Jack becomes obsessed with a strange, tragic tale of reckless love between a lost American soldier and Rana, a local sheikh's daughter. In search of the truth and buoyed by the knowledge that what he finds may implicate Sergeant Chambers, Jack seeks answers from the enigmatic Rana, and soon their fates become intertwined. Determined to secure a better future for Rana and a legitimate and lasting peace for her country, Jack will defy American command, putting his own future in grave peril. Pulling listeners into the captivating immediacy of a conflict that can shift from drudgery to devastation at any moment, Youngblood provides startling new dimension to both the moral complexity of war and its psychological toll.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Jarhead meets Redeployment in a suspenseful and smart fiction debut that has been called "thrilling, tragic, and darkly funny" by National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay. The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it's happening-through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah. But his world is disrupted by the arrival of veteran Sergeant Daniel Chambers, whose aggressive style threatens to undermine the fragile peace that the troops have worked hard to establish. As Iraq plunges back into chaos and bloodshed and Chambers's influence over the men grows stronger, Jack becomes obsessed with a strange, tragic tale of reckless love between a lost American soldier and Rana, a local sheikh's daughter. In search of the truth and buoyed by the knowledge that what he finds may implicate Sergeant Chambers, Jack seeks answers from the enigmatic Rana, and soon their fates become intertwined. Determined to secure a better future for Rana and a legitimate and lasting peace for her country, Jack will defy American command, putting his own future in grave peril. Pulling listeners into the captivating immediacy of a conflict that can shift from drudgery to devastation at any moment, Youngblood provides startling new dimension to both the moral complexity of war and its psychological toll.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

12h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:54


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

24:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:40


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:59


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:04


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:42


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:51


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:59


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

14:48


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

43:09


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

11:18


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

20:02


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

05:09


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

02:38


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:40


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

03:41


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

12:58


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

14:38


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

34:26


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

26:00


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:33


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

10:33


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

35:48


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

15:45


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

22:55


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

16:06


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

04:53


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:35


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

09:30


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

01:55


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

02:15


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

03:11


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

03:41


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

08:22


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

18:24


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

18:46


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

25:53


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

07:02


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

30:13


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

31:20


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

14:35


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

12:04


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

16:27


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

16:36


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

13:31


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

15:57


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

28:28


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

21:50


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

16:47


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

04:33


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

00:51