Ordinary Heroes - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Scott Turow, Edward Herrmann (Narrator) Stewart Dubinsky knew his father, David, had served in World War II, but had been told very little about his experiences. When he finds, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee and learns of David's court-martial, Stewart is driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man he never knew. — Us... more »ing military archives, old letters, and David's own notes, he discovers that David, a JAG lawyer, had pursued a maverick U.S. officer in Europe, fallen in love with a beautiful resistance fighter, and fought in the war's deadliest conflicts. In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his father's secret past and of the brutal nature of war itself.
Read by Edward Herrmann. 12 audio discs (13.5 hr.)« less
ROBERT T. (BOB) reviewed Ordinary Heroes (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 2
Ordinary Heroes is a tribute to the millions of men and women who served in WW II who exhibited outstanding heroism in the face of War. They stepped through this chaos and carried on with a life of meaning and worth. As seen through the eyes of a son who wanted to know his dad's story, which he never discusses.
Mary O. reviewed Ordinary Heroes (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 1
A complete change of subject for Scott Turow, but written well (as are his mysteries) This book describes the secret life that a son discovers when, after the death of his father; he reads the letters written by his father during WWII. There is also conflict with family members who do not want it all forgotten.