James Jones Reading from From Here to Eternity by James Jones audiobook

James Jones Reading from From Here to Eternity: From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

By James Jones
Read by  James Jones

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The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series

0.26 Hours Unabridged
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The troubled infantryman Robert E. Lee Prewitt, one of the key characters in James Jones' From Here to Eternity, is a former boxer and passionate bugler. His independence and intransigence lead to conflicts with his superior officers and ultimately to his tragic end. In this recording, Jones reads the famous scene where Prewitt plays Taps at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The passage is a masterpiece of writing, in which Taps becomes "the requiem of the common soldier." Jones' emotionally powerful reading brings out the loneliness, fear, dignity, and courage of the soldier's lot.

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Summary

Summary

The troubled infantryman Robert E. Lee Prewitt, one of the key characters in James Jones' From Here to Eternity, is a former boxer and passionate bugler. His independence and intransigence lead to conflicts with his superior officers and ultimately to his tragic end.

In this recording, Jones reads the famous scene where Prewitt plays Taps at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The passage is a masterpiece of writing, in which Taps becomes "the requiem of the common soldier." Jones' emotionally powerful reading brings out the loneliness, fear, dignity, and courage of the soldier's lot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the only writer of any time for whom I felt any love.” Norman Mailer, New York Times bestselling author
“A blockbuster of a book…raw and brutal and angry.” New York Times Book Review
“Few men write as effectively about the American army as James Jones.” Newsweek
“One of the great books of our time!” Newsday

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Author Bio: James Jones

Author Bio: James Jones

James Jones (1921–1977) was an American author known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity, which was immediately adapted for the big screen and made into a television series a generation later.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 0.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English