The Coldest Night

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Author(s): Robert Olmstead
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.27 hours)
Product Number: Z04771
Released: Apr 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464023651
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Heartland Prize for his fiction, Robert Olmstead crafts riveting prose about love, war, and the human condition. Set in 1950, The Coldest Night follows Henry, a marine who arrives in Korea just before the devastating Chosin Reservoir battle. Days of brutal fighting leave Henry forever haunted by what he's seen, but the true depth of his scars doesn't become apparent until he returns home-and finds that the combat he loathed may be the closest he'll ever come to feeling truly alive.

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The Coldest Night
Product Number: BX00006788
Product Number:Z04771
Product Number:C00515

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Robert Olmstead
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number C00515
Released: Mar 26, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464023637
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Robert Olmstead
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number MP0411
Released: Jun 06, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464035463

Professional reviews

"War can make a man who he is. Henry Childs is one such man in this sweeping story of love and war. The story is rich in detail, and Richard Poe, gives an almost poetic performance. He sets a deliberate pace, giving emphasis to the conditions and nuances surrounding Henry's experiences at home as well as during the horrific battles he confronts in the Korean War. Olmstead's story is romantic at first, with Poe almost grinning as he details the budding love story of Henry and Mercy. It turns dark and tragic as Henry is deployed to the frozen war zone of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea. Poe excels in portraying his trip home as a scarred and forever changed man. S.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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