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Dog Soldiers by [Robert Stone]
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Dog Soldiers Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


Dog Soldiers is a novel so good, so interesting and serious and funny and frightening, so absorbing, so impressive, so masterful...It is splendid, terrific action suspense.

-- "Esquire"

A dark decendant of Conrad and Hemingway's adventure stories...Goes hell-for-leather across the landscape.

-- "New York Times"

Compulsively readable...As forcefully as any novel one can think of, this novel conveys the cynicism, the terror, and the appetite for new experiences that have marked recent years.

-- "New Yorker"

Harrowing...white-knuckled suspense...A here-and-now journey to hell.

-- "Time"

Narrator Tom Stechschulte offers a firm reading that relates the novel's events in a realistic and entertaining manner. He portrays Converse as a terse, hard-nosed character who still manages to be likable. Stechschulte's delivery is remarkably solid throughout. His characters' voices adjust accordingly as they journey through the plot. A gripping performance, to say the least.

-- "AudioFile"

Powerful, literally chilling.

-- "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Stone's Dog Soldiers became a seminal text for disaffected youth across the country but especially those returning home from war only to find themselves out of step, ostracized, or just wondering what the hell had happened-a generation of young men, drafted and armed, who came to recognize just how little anyone in power cared about the value or quality of their lives.

-- "CrimeReads"

The language is stripped and strong...[with] unerring dialogue and characterization.

-- "Kirkus Reviews " --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Robert Stone (1937-2015) received most of the accolades and awards possible for a contemporary novelist, and he has been called the best writer of the post-Vietnam era. His many novels, which have enjoyed commercial success as well as critical acclaim, include the National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers, Damascus Gate, Bay of Souls, and A Hall of Mirrors. He was also the author of the short story collection Bear and His Daughter, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won many AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate. He was featured on one of the most famous episodes of The Incredible Hulk ever, September 1979's Blind Rage.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004H1UED6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; Reprint edition (April 2, 1997)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 2, 1997
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 740 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 355 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 217 ratings

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