Consequence by Eric Fair audiobook

Consequence: A Memoir

By Eric Fair
Read by Eric Fair

Macmillan Audio 9781627795135
7.10 Hours 1
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Named one of "8 Books You Need to Read" by Vulture A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay, author of Redeployment). In 2004, after several months as an interrogator, Eric Fair’s call to serve his country has led him to a dark and frightening place. By the time he leaves Iraq after that first deployment, Fair will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation. Years later, with his health and marriage crumbling, haunted by the role he played in what we now know as “enhanced interrogation,” it is Fair’s desire to speak out that becomes a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair’s memoir urgently questions the very depths of who he, and we as a country, have become.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2016

A Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Great New Writers

A Vulture.com Pick of 8 Books You Need to Read

Selected for a Discover Great New Writers Award

Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2016

Named one of "8 Books You Need to Read" by Vulture A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay, author of Redeployment). In 2004, after several months as an interrogator, Eric Fair’s call to serve his country has led him to a dark and frightening place. By the time he leaves Iraq after that first deployment, Fair will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation. Years later, with his health and marriage crumbling, haunted by the role he played in what we now know as “enhanced interrogation,” it is Fair’s desire to speak out that becomes a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair’s memoir urgently questions the very depths of who he, and we as a country, have become.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both an agonized confession and a chilling exposé…Only this kind of courage and honesty can bring America back to the democratic values that we are so rightfully proud of.” Sebastian Junger, New York Times bestselling author
“Eric Fair does not speak in euphemisms. He does not justify or condemn. He merely tells us what happened. And that is something we desperately need to hear.” Phil Klay, National Book Award–winning author
“Candid and chilling…Here the sense of the absurd is infused with real horror and injustice…[a] profoundly unsettling book.” New York Times
“Essential reading…No other book guides readers so honestly and so succinctly through this grim chapter in US history.” Washington Post
“Fair’s disarmingly matter-of-fact memoir addresses the moral ambiguity and emotional toll our soldiers’ actions take.” Amazon.com
“Harrowing…Fair is a gifted writer, and his capacity for self-examination makes this work both deeply insightful and moving.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Eschewing abstract discussions of torture and the war, the author offers a beguiling personal narrative that forces readers to share his pain and uncertainty over his circumstances.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] no-holds-barred memoir…Told with the dispassionate candor of a police report, Fair’s experiences offer a harsh critique of American efforts in Iraq.” Booklist
“Fair narrates his story straightforwardly…Fair’s voice is honest and direct, taking the tone of a confession to the listener.” AudioFile
"Fair is unflinching in his narration and his prose: his voice is strong, forthright, and sometimes full of rage. PublishersWeekly.com
Harrowing" may be an overused descriptor for war memoirs, but in fairness, the author earns it. - AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Fair

Author Bio: Eric Fair

Eric Fair, an Army veteran, worked in Iraq as a contract interrogator in 2004. As an author, he won a Pushcart for his 2012 essay “Consequence,” which was published first in Ploughshares and then in Harper’s magazine. His op-eds on interrogation have also been published in the Washington Post and the New York Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English