The Things They Carried audiobook is about the Alpha Company soldiers. They march, battle, camp, laugh, dream, and die. The Things They Carried audiobook covers the narrative of what the soldiers did before and after the war, what makes these warriors tick, and how their experiences in Vietnam influenced them later in life. The reader sees them at their finest – loyal, courageous, and genuine, and their worst – harsh, petty, and scared.
In The Things They Carried audiobook, Tim O’Brien, the protagonist, begins by recalling an occurrence that happened in the middle of his Vietnam experience. The Things They Carried audiobook free details the many items his Alpha Company comrades took on their missions. Physically, they’re carrying weapons, bullets, food, water, emergency supplies, and belongings like comic books, sweets, and letters from home. At the same time, they carry far more emotional and psychological burden such as emotions, aspirations, guilt and dread, demons from the past, and hopes for the future.
In short, O’Brien tells several combat stories in The Things They Carried audiobook free to depict the life of a soldier during the Vietnam War. In addition, he explains what each soldier brought and why it was important. Using themes, he also explores the impact of the war on the lives of troops, including his own.
Moreover, In The Things They Carried audiobook free, O’Brien explores a variety of subjects, including love and remorse. O’Brien used these topics to depict the life of a soldier as well as his personal experiences in the Vietnam War. Love was an essential topic since it both inspired and distracted the warriors. There’s the apparent remorse that the men feel for their mistakes, the people they’ve murdered, the risks they didn’t take, and the possibilities they lost.
Tim O’Brien wrote The Things They Carried audiobook.
William Timothy O’Brien was born on October 1, 1946, in Austin, Minnesota. He is an author from the United States. In 1990, he published The Things They Carried, a compilation of connected semi-autobiographical stories inspired by O’Brien’s Vietnam War experiences. The New York Times hailed O’Brien’s work as a Vietnam classic in 2010.
O’Brien received his BA in political science from Macalester College in 1968 where he served as student body president. In the same year, he recruited into the U.S. Army and deployed to Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Moreover, O’Brien attended Harvard University for graduate school. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, a memoir on his combat experiences, published in 1973.
O’Brien won the National Book Award in 1979 for his novel Going After Cacciato. In 1987, O’Brien also won the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award. In 1995, his work In the Lake of the Woods received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction. O’Brien won the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation in august 2012. In addition, O’Brien received the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award in June 2013.
O’Brien is seventy-four years old. He writes and resides in central Texas. He has a family and teaches full-time at Texas State University, San Marcos every other year. Furthermore, O’Brien offers many seminars to MFA students in the creative writing department on alternate years.
The narrator of The Things They Carried audiobook is Bryan Cranston. Other audiobooks that Bryan Cranston has also narrated are A Life in Parts, You Have to F–king Eat, and Adventures with Kazmir the Flying Camel – The Five Skies.
The length of The Things They Carried audiobook is 7 hours and 47 minutes.
Audible Studios published The Things They Carried audiobook on 10/15/2013.