A Novel
Author(s): Roxana Robinson
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100097489
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483062280
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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"Sparta made young boys into warriors; it was left to the warriors to restore themselves to men..."Semper fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment.Sparta captures the nuances of the unique estrangement that modern soldiers face as they attempt to rejoin the society they've fought for. With the powerful insight and acuity that marked Cost and her earlier novels, Robinson has delivered her best book yet.

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Author(s): Roxana Robinson
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number DD10085
Released: Jun 04, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482923704
Author(s): Roxana Robinson
Product Number EB00424254
Released: Jun 19, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374709570

Professional reviews

"Life in the military is different from civilian life, a point driven home vividly in Robinson's novel. Narrator Kirby Heyborne chronicles the return of Marine Conrad Farrell after four years of service in Iraq. Unlike soldiers who are visibly wounded or suffer from PTSD, Farrell seems uninjured from his service--until he discovers just how different he now is from the civilian world he inhabits. Heyborne ably conveys the Farrell's emotions as he copes with changes ranging from adjustments of daily activities to changes in society. The result is a surprisingly compelling and realistic story. With the benefit of Heyborne's vocal agility, the listener empathizes with Farrell even more keenly. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"