Purple Heart

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Product Number: DD15869
Released: Feb 17, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481533232
Narrator/s: Adam Verner
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When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero. There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits his chest. Matt can't shake the feeling that he was somehow involved in his death. But because of a head injury he sustained just moments after the boy was shot, Matt can't quite put all the pieces together.Eventually he is sent back into combat with his squad-- the soldiers who have become his family during his time in Iraq. In combat there is no black and white, and Matt soon discovers that the notion of who is truly guilty is a very complicated matter.

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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): James Colby
Product Number C5501
Released: May 06, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449810535
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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): James Colby
Product Number Z10733
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ISBN: #9781490667324
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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): Adam Verner
Product Number Z100087303
Released: Feb 17, 2015
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Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: #9780062384263
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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Product Number EB00234590
Released: Mar 18, 2014
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Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: #9780061948763
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): James Colby
Product Number 3G074
Released: Aug 03, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449810542
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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): James Colby
Product Number 3M074
Released: May 03, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449810559
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Narrator(s): James Colby
Product Number 3D450
Released: Apr 23, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449810566
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Product Number 45861
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ISBN: #9781449810580
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Author(s): Patricia McCormick
Product Number 16414
Released: Jun 28, 2010
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ISBN: #9780061730900

Professional reviews

"McCormick's story tells of the uncertainty of life in a war zone through the experiences of one soldier. Adam Verner's narration is straightforward and unemotional. Private Matt Duffy receives a Purple Heart when he wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq. But, haunted by the death of a young Iraqi boy and confusing memories of what happened, he doesn't feel like a hero. Without judgment, Verner shines a light on the human cost of war--on soldiers and civilians-- allowing the listener to weigh, with Matt, the cost to humanity that war, violence, and distrust exact. Delivering the objective third-person viewpoint, Verner brings listeners into Matt's world, allowing us to feel his fears, confusion, and need to understand what happened, and reach our own conclusions. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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