As a man, Tom has put all of that behind him–or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls, frantic: Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has been caught in a violent skirmish gone bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now suddenly alive again and fighting to save the son he’d let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence in his own past, and he finds that these two selves–the past and the present–which he’d fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true meaning of bravery.
Beautifully interlacing the past and present, the author of The Horse Whisperer reminds us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.
About the Author
Nicholas Evans has been a journalist, screenwriter, TV/film producer, and novelist. He studied at OxfordUniversity after serving in Africa with the Voluntary Service Overseas. He then studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter and television screenwriter before writing four bestselling books of fiction. His novel, The Horse Whisperer was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (October 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607886294
- ISBN-13: 978-1607886297
REALLY LIKED IT
This story is so timely right now. The audio version of The Brave brings to life all of the battles, both literal and figurative that occur in one man’s life. This is a bit different than Evans typical novel since it brings in a more female approach to the writing and uses a flipping back and forth between character narratives, much like Jodi Picoult. The are themes of bullying and the cost of war. Overall, it is a good listen with a decent story.
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