Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good Soldiers: Radio Version

In February, the Book Club read David Finkel's The Good Soldiers. NPR's This American Life recently broadcast a version of one the chapters of the book -- in which the soldiers recount their experiences home on leave, read as monologues by actors.

Ever wondered what you might do with 18 days of rest after serving 15 months in combat? Reporter David Finkel followed one group of soldiers in Iraq for 15 months, and reported all of it in his book The Good Soldiers. Here is our radio version of one of the chapters in his book, where we hear actors read aloud what soldiers and families of soldiers told David about their break. (21:42 min)
Listen now on the This American Life site: (Begins at 3.00)