James Jones Reading from The Thin Red Line by James Jones audiobook

James Jones Reading from The Thin Red Line: From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

By James Jones
Read by James Jones

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The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series

0.40 Hours Unabridged
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The Thin Red Line, Jones' second war novel, is set in Guadalcanal and is notable for its explicit and harrowing depiction of battle. As in From Here to Eternity, its characters are enlisted men and officers who feel trapped in a situation they can neither control nor often understand. The book is a telling commentary on the violence done to soldiers, as well as by them.

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Summary

Summary

The Thin Red Line, Jones' second war novel, is set in Guadalcanal and is notable for its explicit and harrowing depiction of battle. As in From Here to Eternity, its characters are enlisted men and officers who feel trapped in a situation they can neither control nor often understand. The book is a telling commentary on the violence done to soldiers, as well as by them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing.” New York Times Book Review
“Brutal, direct, and powerful…The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediate.” Los Angeles Times
“A rare and splendid accomplishment…Strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written.” Newsweek
“[A] major novel of combat in World War II…reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage.” Christian Science Monitor

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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/War & Military
Runtime: 0.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English