Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who stars as Former Congressman and U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the hit series Homeland, narrates this original Homeland story of Brody's journey into exile. Picking up at the end of Season 2 after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie.
This powerful audio-only story is the perfect complement to your Season 3 viewing, and a great way for current and new fans to get to know what drives one of the most fascinating characters on television.
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Happily retired husband, father and grandfather
I cannot comment
He was the same character he plays during the TV series
Answers a few questions
Worth half an hour of your time if you watched and enjoyed Homeland
Not to be confused with Australians, WWE wrestlers, native American wigwams, science fiction writers or prison camp guards....
Not Happy Camper - Brodie that is.
It is set in a time when Brodie is missing / off the grid - a time and setting that Homeland fans are very aware of but know nothing much about...which is really interesting.
He is Brodie so it seems only fitting that he should read a story that is 100% about Brodie.
title: Brodie - The South American Wilderness Days
'You thought it was bad for him in North America....now things have gone waaaaaaay South....'
Obsessive reader without the time to read! Audible gets me through the dog walking and housework! Harry Potter geek, historical fiction fan.
Damien Lewis is obviously playing his character Brodie, which he does fantastical. The style and pacing was good.
No, it leads up to the 3 TV series and fills in the gap we don't see in the show.
Good little listen if you are a fan of the show.
I watched the tv series and really enjoyed it. When this freebie was available I was very pleased! I was impressed with the narration and thought that having Damian narrate was a good decision. It was a perfect pace. I would recommend this.
I have not listened to any other performances by Damian but would now.
Illuminating Concise Worthwhile
Having Damian Lewis narrate the story added a level of authenticity.
Really well paced for a short story.
This was a great addition to the Homeland canon. In a season that has sometimes lost Brodie for whole episodes at a time this was a nice way of bridging the story of his flight from the US. The central metaphor is also very clever but I'll let you discover that for yourself.
Yes, I haven't watched homeland but this is really interesting. I really liked it a lot
i t is very short so hard to pick one moment
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That's why I read so much.
It's difficult to write a short story alongside a well-established series. You can't add any plot details that influence the main story. So you have to do something safe and self-contained.
This story suffers a bit from that - it describes what happens to Brodie whilst he's escaping, but doesn't really do much else. We know (if we've watched the TV series) that he eventually arrives somewhere, so there's no real jeapordy.
Well read by Damian, and okay for whiling away a short while, but not startling (for the reasons above).
I am a fiction fan. My tastes are varied but I like thrillers esp. psychological & I also like Jilly Cooper who writes animals fabulously :)
This short listen is a great addition to the Homeland story. If you are a fan of the TV show and are up to date with it then this will definitely enrich your viewing experience as it details what happened to Brody after Carrie left him at the Canadian border. After listening to it I felt that I knew the character and the story better - like I had been let in on a secret backstory dreamed up in the Homeland writers room. The fact that Damian Lewis narrates it just adds to the authenticity of Brody's story.
(Note: If you haven't watched the tv show then this story probably won't be as enjoyable or coherent.)
Dr Dinah Parums. I am now retired and have always been an avid reader of fiction, non-fiction and biography. Audible have widened my range.
This is an excellent 'bridge' between Series 2 and Series 3 of Homeland. Narrated by Damien Lewis 'as Brody'. It reminds me how much I've missed him so far in Series 3.
The narration by Damien Lewis, is totally 'in character' as Brody.
I liked the acting and the drama that went with it. i would have liked more than 29 minutes though.
I wanted to listen to this all in one sitting, and then again.
This is excellent and leaves you wanting so much more.
As the headline infers, this was a neat wee addition to the end of the second season. As usual, I like the addition of background music as I feel it brings more to a performance and the lisp that Lewis tends to have in the TV show with his American accent had mysteriously disappeared!
"Thank You Audible!"
A chance for Homeland fans to hear directly from Brody's mouth
Thanks Audible for this chance to check in with Brody!
"Awesome - More Please!"
I loved that they're adding extra dimension to the Showtime Series. That was so nice to get, and I'm sure that the production cost is alot less than filming. This is a great way to add to the story and build so much more than just what's shown during the airing of the actual episode.
I thought that Brody's realization that running was the absolute wrong thing to do was the most memorable.
I don't remember the character's name, but I loved the French guy that was helping get him along in Central America. I thought that was very well done!
Then end....I wanted MORE!!!!
Please do more of these with the other characters. This one was terrific, but I would love to see more of the story fleshed out in this way. I think that the writers and creators of Homeland are really on to something with this. I really hope they keep moving forward with it, and it becomes more common not just with Homeland, but with other great series/stories.
"Must Read for Fans of the TV Show"
This short story is a great bridge between Seasons Two and Three of the TV Show. Damien Lewis does his usual outstanding job as the character Brody, but also as the additional characters in this short story.
"Nice idea for fans of the show"
I like the idea that we're getting a little bit extra. Damian Lewis' acting is superb and his voice is easy to listen to.
"A pleasant surprise"
A fun 30 min. Not being sure what to expect, but in the end, I was sad to hear the story end. In the beginning, not knowing about the story, I was trying to grasp the point of the story. But once I did, it pulled me in and made me want to know more. Great story that I hope they add too.
"Damian in the Studio not just the Stage"
Amazing; the best short listen in a long time.
The dialogue discussing "phantom pain"; brilliant writing, wonderful narration.
Well, I guess it would have to be Brody. But please, Damian, narrate more books.
I actually listened to it on a short dog walk; good thing about audio is you don't have to sit.
"Great addition to the series!"
This audio book was really cool because it fills in most of the gap of Brody's life between season 2 and season 3. The way Damian Lewis reads the script and the descriptive qualities of the writing make you feel as if you are really there. You can almost pretend like you're watching an episode or if you were there with Brody, sharing in his anguish. I'd recommend this to anybody who likes Homeland and is curious to know more about Brody's route and journey to...(I don't want to spoil anything). This adds a whole other element to Brody's experience and his character. It might change some people's view of Brody and really understand what he is and has gone through. A really heartfelt and thrilling story overall and if you love Brody like I do, you might love him a little more! Damian Lewis is brilliant and his narration is so compelling, it doesn't even matter that you're not looking at him or a TV while listening to it.
"Good add on to Homeland Season 3"
While this short book doesn't change what you know about current plot of Homeland, it is a good add on to learn about how Brody is feeling this season. We know so little about his journey, and this book helps fill in some of holes. Damian Lewis is great and Homeland fans will enjoy this book.
"Great "bridge" chapter"
The French agent. He was the voice of truth.
It was sad, tragic. As all viewers now know, it was a mistake to run.
The sound quality was a bit muffled but, I would enjoy additional stories like these!
Well written and a great intro into the new season. I would love to hear more of these short stories that fill in some of the gaps that cannot be captured on TV
If you are not watching the series I doubt this would appeal to you but for the rest of us it was just about perfect. Oh did I mention free!
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