Wynne’s War by Aaron Gwyn audiobook

Wynne’s War

By Aaron Gwyn
Read by Michael Kramer

Blackstone Publishing 9780544230279
8.72 Hours Unabridged
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An elite platoon of Special Forces soldiers infiltrates a forbidding Afghan war zone on horseback in search of vast treasure in this lyrical, thrilling blend of military fiction and Western. When Corporal Elijah Russell’s superb horsemanship is revealed during a firefight in northern Iraq, the young Army Ranger is assigned to an elite Special Forces unit preparing to stage a secret mission in eastern Afghanistan. Elijah’s task is to train the Green Berets—fiercely loyal to their enigmatic commander, Captain Wynne—to ride the horses they will use to execute this mission through treacherous mountain terrain. But as the team presses farther into enemy territory, the nature of their operation only becomes more mysterious, and Wynne’s charismatic power takes on a darker cast. Ultimately, Elijah finds himself forced to make a choice: on one side, his best friend and his most deeply held beliefs; on the other, a commanding officer driven by a messianic zeal for his mission. Based on the author’s extensive interviews with Green Berets, Army Rangers, and other veterans, this taut page-turner brilliantly fuses the war novel and the Western into a compellingly original tale.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the 2014 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, May 2014

An elite platoon of Special Forces soldiers infiltrates a forbidding Afghan war zone on horseback in search of vast treasure in this lyrical, thrilling blend of military fiction and Western.

When Corporal Elijah Russell’s superb horsemanship is revealed during a firefight in northern Iraq, the young Army Ranger is assigned to an elite Special Forces unit preparing to stage a secret mission in eastern Afghanistan. Elijah’s task is to train the Green Berets—fiercely loyal to their enigmatic commander, Captain Wynne—to ride the horses they will use to execute this mission through treacherous mountain terrain. But as the team presses farther into enemy territory, the nature of their operation only becomes more mysterious, and Wynne’s charismatic power takes on a darker cast. Ultimately, Elijah finds himself forced to make a choice: on one side, his best friend and his most deeply held beliefs; on the other, a commanding officer driven by a messianic zeal for his mission.

Based on the author’s extensive interviews with Green Berets, Army Rangers, and other veterans, this taut page-turner brilliantly fuses the war novel and the Western into a compellingly original tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This novel feels like Cormac McCarthy meets Tim O’Brien. I could not stop reading it.” Philipp Meyer, New York Times bestselling author
Wynne's War is a deep and beautifully written story of men, war, and madness, told by a young American master. A page-turner of poetic and savage grace, of our time but transcending it, this novel takes its rightful place among the great American literature of war.” Nic Pizzolatto, Edgar Award finalist
“Gwyn’s story is a gripping tale of men at war in the desolate snow-capped mountains of eastern Afghanistan and captures the essence of close combat—the terror, excitement, chaos, tension, and cruelty, as well as the harsh decisions men make under stress…Its gritty realism is part of the strength.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The book pulsates with a verisimilitude that places readers in the war-torn mountains of Afghanistan…Many folks have wondered when American authors would begin producing memorable fiction about the Iraq-Afghanistan wars; with this well-researched, heart-pounding novel, Gwyn stakes his claim.” Library Journal
“Gwyn’s combat scenes are realistic, meticulous, and passionate.” Booklist
“Gwyn depicts the eventful mission with tight dramatic control and a flair for suspenseful twists. His cleverest touch is to transplant the vintage conventions of the Western into his battle pieces.” Wall Street Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Runtime: 8.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English