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The things they carried: a work of fiction

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This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling," The Things They Carried's portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book's hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word. The soldiers in this collection of stories carried M-16 rifles, M-60 machine guns, and M-79 grenade launchers. They carried plastic explosives, hand grenades, flak jackets, and landmines. But they also carried letters from home, illustrated Bibles, and pictures of their loved ones. Some of them carried extra food or comic books or drugs. Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand. This audiobook also includes an exclusive recording "The Vietnam in Me," a recount of the author's trip back to Vietnam in 1994, revisiting his experience there as a soldier 25 years before, read by Tim O'Brien himself. The Things They Carried was produced by Audible Studios in partnership with Playtone, the production company headed by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and the creator of the award-winning mini-series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific.
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Grouped Work ID 948635c6-601b-1ca8-579b-9e402de4df3e
Full title things they carried
Author obrien tim
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auth_author2 Cranston, Bryan, 1956-, Stechschulte, Tom.
author O'Brien, Tim.
author2-role Audible, Inc., Brilliance Audio (Firm)., Cranston, Bryan,1956-, Cranston, Bryan,1956-narrator., Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio., Stechschulte, Tom.|Narrator
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display_description This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Psychological fiction, American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction, War stories, American
title_display The things they carried : a work of fiction
title_full The Things They Carried, The things they carried / Tim O'Brien, The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien, The things they carried [sound recording] / Tim O'Brien, The things they carried [sound recording] / by Tim O'Brien
title_short The things they carried :
title_sub a work of fiction
topic_facet Audiobooks, Historical Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Short Stories, Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, War stories, American, Young Adult Fiction
upc 9781455851591