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Anatomy of a Soldier Audiobook

Anatomy of a Soldier

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Publisher's Summary

Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops in a war zone. On all sides of this conflict, people are about to be caught up in the violence....

We see the characters not as they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a drone, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, dog tags, an exploding IED and the medical implements that are subsequently employed.

©2016 Harry Parker (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"It is a novel of concentrated ferocity and chilling accomplishments, tense and unflinching but alive to every nuance of feeling." (Hilary Mantel)

"A brilliant book, direct from the battle zone." (Edna O'Brien)

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    Bj Edwards UK 02/06/2016
    Bj Edwards UK 02/06/2016 Member Since 2017

    A, Reader

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    "Absorbing"

    A unique, immersive and utterly compelling portrait of battle and survival. Emotionally charged, gripping and human.

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    Jenni 22/09/2016
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    "Amazing"

    Such a moving book. The way it's written as objects around BA5799 is cleverly done.

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    Amazon Customer London 05/08/2016
    Amazon Customer London 05/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible narration"

    Using inanimate objects to describe events, thoughts and emotions makes the narration even more poignant. Inspiring, eye opening, insightful, refreshing, incredible.

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    Rose 28/03/2017
    Rose 28/03/2017 Member Since 2017

    I write short stories and love reading. I can't stand poor grammar though. I like most types of books but I don't like erotica or romance.

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    "said, said, said said god but I'm so bored I could just yawn"

    I suppose it's all right if you like your stories told in a series of objects but frankly I made it to chapter 5 and got bored. Said, said, said all the way through virtually and though there is some tension it really is so tedious it nearly sent me to sleep. i was hoping for something better. At least the naration isn't too bad. What more can i say? not much really.

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