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The Yellow Birds Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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  • Audio CD: 5 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (11 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619690322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619690325
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 14.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,572,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'As war novels go, THE YELLOW BIRDS is a triumph, mining the conflict in Iraq to investigate universal questions of the extent to which we are in control of our lives; the degree to which we are capable of exercising free will. As debuts go it's better yet, with an opening as arresting and beautiful as any I have recently encountered' (G2, Guardian)

Remarkable for its intensity of both feeling and expression. In this book about death, every line is a defiant assertion of the power of beauty to revivify, whether beauty shows itself in nature or (later) in art. Graves, Owen and Sassoon would have recognised this war and the strange poetry it has bred. (HILARY MANTEL, GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR)

An extraordinary novel . . . remarkable . . . stands with Tim O'Brien's enduring Vietnam book, The Things They Carried, as a classic of contemporary war fiction . . . brilliantly observed and deeply affecting. (MICHIKO KAKUTANI, NEW YORK TIMES)

A stunning achievement, visceral [and] poignant. (SUNDAY TIMES)

A masterpiece ... a classic. (THE TIMESBOOKS OF THE YEAR)

THE YELLOW BIRDS is a wonderful, powerful novel that moves and terrifies. (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

Tautly written and unforgiving in its depiction of the human cost of war. (THE TIMES)

I found in THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers a vivid, poetic account of modern warfare. Powers joined the US Marines at 17, going on to serve as a machine gunner in Iraq, and each line bleeds hard-fought truths. (RICHARD GODWIN, EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR)

Powers has written a compassionate, poetic evocation of war and its legacy which has already been hailed as a classic of its genre. (SUNDAY EXPRESS, BOOKS OF THE YEAR)

One of the best war novels for years. (JOHN BURNSIDE, SCOTSMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, THE YELLOW BIRDS is already being hailed as a modern classic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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