HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Indlæser...

The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows

af Brian Castner

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
21010126,979 (4.06)13
This work is a powerful account of war and homecoming. The author served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team, his brothers, would venture forth in heavily armed convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of either disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered, or picking up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would have to don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the long walk up to the bomb, and disarm it by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this book is not just about battle itself. It is also an unflinching portrayal of the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. When the author returned home to his wife and family, he began a struggle with a no less insidious foe, an unshakable feeling of fear and confusion and survivor's guilt that he terms The Crazy. His book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror and excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within, the haunting memories that will not fade, the survival instincts that will not switch off. After enduring what he has endured, can there ever again be such a thing as "normal"?… (mere)
Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 13 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 10 (næste | vis alle)
A riveting tale of an explosive ordinance disposal officer that is more like two memoirs blended into one harrowing narrative. Castner skillfully recounts the horrors of war during his mission in Iraq. Woven into this tale is his excruciating transition back to civilian life -- and his struggles with crippling psychological hurdles. Folks who enjoy a neat-and-tidy story line might be rattled a bit by the back-and-forth structure. But it works. An added benefit of listening to the audiobook is hearing Castner narrate his powerful saga. ( )
  brianinbuffalo | Jul 18, 2016 |
The author describes his struggle adjusting to life after serving tours in Iraq working as a bomb disposal technician. The narrative flips back and forth in time, from yoga class to detonating bombs, from morning jogs in the suburbs to discovering a severed foot in a box after an explosion. Honest, intense, and harrowing. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Painful memoir, self exploration of a who is "crazy" after three tours in Iran as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer. Some pretty gory stuff here, but also some truths that are better faced than ignored. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Hard to review... on the good side I can say that Brian Castner is a good narrator for audiobooks. He's clear and easy to listen to... I guess since he wrote the book he also gave a really good feel for the emotion of the book. Oh the just so-so side, this book was really... so-so... in fact it ended so abruptly that I thought the audio had skipped. No... turns out his "crazy" was just that he was... uh... just a human? and everything was all OK? I mean, I get it, he's written an emotional story about how being a soldier in the middle east impacted him... how being an EOD employee was scary, always on edge, and became mind-game inducing mess... but the story had no value other than to be a sort of "expanded diary". I'm glad for Brian that writing out his "crazy" helped him become not so crazy but as far as war stories go... so-so and that's about it. It is a good story in that he's easy to listen to and you can understand his craziness. Maybe I just expected too much but this was just a long ... but interesting... diary. ( )
  marshapetry | May 26, 2015 |
Wow. Jumps around, but the chronology is not the critical point here, it's the emotion. ( )
  Runs2slow | Feb 21, 2014 |
Viser 1-5 af 10 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Citater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
"Everything about Iraq sucked. I loved it."
"No one drives through the center of Hawija unless forced: so much hate packed into such small space."
"You are a different person on graduation day from the day you started [EOD school]. . . . It's like being a surgeon, except if you screw up, you die, not the patient."
"Sometimes, when the calls pile up, you can go from yesterday to tomorrow and never get to today."
". . . so prodigious the blood soaking into the ground that it contaminates the oil reserves hidden beneath the rocky desert."
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

This work is a powerful account of war and homecoming. The author served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team, his brothers, would venture forth in heavily armed convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of either disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered, or picking up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would have to don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the long walk up to the bomb, and disarm it by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this book is not just about battle itself. It is also an unflinching portrayal of the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. When the author returned home to his wife and family, he began a struggle with a no less insidious foe, an unshakable feeling of fear and confusion and survivor's guilt that he terms The Crazy. His book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror and excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within, the haunting memories that will not fade, the survival instincts that will not switch off. After enduring what he has endured, can there ever again be such a thing as "normal"?

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (4.06)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 5
3.5 3
4 20
4.5
5 11

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 201,759,130 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig