The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason audiobook

The Winter Soldier

By Daniel Mason
Read by Laurence Dobiesz

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316477604
11.58 Hours Unabridged
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By the international bestselling author of The Piano Tuner, a sweeping and unforgettable love story of a young doctor and nurse at a remote field hospital in the First World War. Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon’s scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

By the international bestselling author of The Piano Tuner, a sweeping and unforgettable love story of a young doctor and nurse at a remote field hospital in the First World War.

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains.

But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon’s scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever.

From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Laurence Dobiesz’ steady, unaffected narration brings precision, dexterity, and conviction to a story built on meticulous detailing. As narrator, he is clearly at home in several European languages and is capable of suggesting a character or a state of mind with a shift in volume or tone…The writing is superb, and Dobiesz’s subtle and simpatico reading holds you hour by hour, and in suspense until its final minutes. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The story that unfolds in this forsaken place is so captivating that you may feel as unable to leave it as Lucius does.” Washington Post
“These pages crackle with excitement…Within the meticulously researched and magnificently realized backdrop of European dissolution.” New York Times
“As lyrical as a Viennese waltz and as delicate as crystal, Mason’s riveting novel examines the human heart and the wounds of war with clear eyes and compassion.” People
“Impeccably researched and totally immersive…This novel convinces you with every sentence.” Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Mason

Author Bio: Daniel Mason

Daniel Mason received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard in 1998 and spent a year studying malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border, where much of The Piano Tuner was written. He is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English