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Product Number: DD20571
Released: Sep 10, 2012
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ISBN: #9781452609553
Narrator/s: David Drummond
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Fobbit 'fa-bit, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward Operating base, or FOB, is like the back-office of the battlefield-where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like an office job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.


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Product Number:Z100099651

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Author(s): David Abrams
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100099651
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452629551
Author(s): David Abrams
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Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802194084

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"Not Hobbits, but FOBBITS are the Iraq soldiers who rarely, if ever, leave the relative safety of the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), here described by their more shot-at and bombed contemporaries. Don't listen to this novel while driving. Abrams's laugh-out-loud satire of the war in Iraq will have you putting your life and license in jeopardy. David Drummond's voicing is superb, down to the lousy faux-British accent adopted by one of the American officers. The excitement Drummond mixes in with the comedy maintains just the right pacing to deliver the serious side of the war while also maintaining the black comedy. Drummond delivers a picture of war not seen since CATCH-22. M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"