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Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge Audiobook

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie

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Publisher's Summary

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself.

"You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill.

When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

One terrifying day in the vicious battle for Okinawa, dozens of Desmond's former tormenters lay wounded and bleeding atop Hacksaw Ridge. As Japanese bullets rained down, their fate seemed hopeless.

Could one unarmed man save their lives?

This pause-resister will keep you riveted to your seat as you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Desmond's dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism will inspire you to live by the courage of your convictions.

©2016 Booton Herndon (P)2016 Remnant Publications

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    LR 21/04/2017
    LR 21/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Chris George could definitely slow down a bit"

    Chris George is definitely a skilled narrator, one of the best I've listened to on audible. However, I so wish he could slow down a bit! 1x speed is too fast yet 0.75x is too slow. :(

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  • Renee
    6/03/17
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    "Loved this book"

    I very much liked this book even though I am still a teen I loved it. I listened to the book not long after I watched the movie. My dad and I both wanted to see it because he was in the army and so was his dad and my great grandfather. Would recommend this book to anyone. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ken Massingill
    BLUFF CITY, TN, US
    15/02/17
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    "documentary"

    i expected a non-fiction accounting told in a story-like format. it was more of a documentary told in 3rd person. of course. the man was amazing as is his story. my critique is in the production only.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    13/02/17
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    "awesome!!"

    that man was truly an inspiration!! they way he lived his life was a blessing! his story definitely draws me closer to God and He deserves all the glory!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chawks
    5/01/17
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    "Incredible Book, Must Read!"

    Amazing story of an amazing man and the God he revered!

    The narrator is superb! Well Done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donald Haynes
    9/08/17
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    "Inspiring Story, but agonizing Narrator"

    I saw the movie, and decided to purchase the book. I saw the reviews and thought surely the narrator couldn't be that bad. I was wrong. So hard to appreciate the courageous story of this American hero because if the painful reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flapperjane
    9/08/17
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    "Powerful story weakly written and poorly performed"

    Written in a passive voice interspersed with trite dialog. Read in a clipped manner. Character acents sound like villains from early Disney cartoons. Truley the worst attempt at accents that I have ever suffered. The narrator's repertoire ranges from Popeye's Bluto to a drunken Col Sanders.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.Kennedy
    11/07/17
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    "AMAZING AND COMPELLING"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a great story about a great man that I had not idea about until I listened to this book. Highly recommend everyone learns about this brave Medal of Honor hero.


    What other book might you compare Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge to and why?

    The Bible because this man lived as some many of the great ones did.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book was amazing. His dedication to his God and country was unwavering.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was amazing. His dedication to his God and country was unwavering.


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to this man story and be honest with yourself when you look in a mirror.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Hyde Park, UT, United States
    20/06/17
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    "Great story. Very motivating."

    The narrator tries way to hard to pronounce each word but at the expense of sounding like a normal human being. The word “again” for example. Shows up hundreds of times. You can’t miss it since it is so horribly pronounced.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/06/17
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    "Exceptional story, poor narration"

    This account of Desmond Doss's life is so compelling that I had to finish listening, despite the narrator's excessively precise pronunciation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don Bovell
    OCALA, FL, US
    20/05/17
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    "Heroes come in all forms!"

    I've been fascinated by this story ever since my parents bought me the story of private Doss when I was a child (I'm in my early 50's). Listening to this more detailed product, has only increased my admiration for a true patriot, and wonderful Christian.

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  • Gary
    7/02/17
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    "What an amazing man. A must listen / read."
    Where does Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent . An amazing story of human endeavour . You will listen again and be even more amazed at this mans feats of courage.<br/>


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julja
    16/06/17
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    "Not what I was expecting!"
    Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Chris George?

    Badly written, badly narrated. Total waste of my time. I persevered as the story should have been truly humbling, about a man who's bravery went beyond the realms of most men involved in terrifying acts of war.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    He was a truly brave man who stuck to his beliefs. I did not need the constant bible bashing.


    What didn’t you like about Chris George’s performance?

    His voice was a sing song irritating whine. He tried to do different voices but failed. Maybe if someone else had narrated it wouldn't have forced me to give up.


    Was Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge worth the listening time?

    Nope. I tried and kept going even though I found it ridiculously irritating!


    Any additional comments?

    I bought the book because I missed the film. Maybe it could have done with more editing before it got to the Audible Version. So sad, I was expecting so much more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick Cronin
    7/03/17
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    "Don't waste your time with this tripe"

    I bought this book hoping to read a good first hand account of the war in the Pacific. Instead I got a very poorly written book which comes across as a religious propaganda tract for the 7th Day Adventists.
    This book portrays Private Doss as a cross between Jesus Christ and Forrest Gump. As such it does a disservice to the main character who I have no doubt was a very brave man. The story is not helped by the narrator, who's silly affected accents were very off-putting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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