The Red Badge of Courage


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(4.3 stars; 96 reviews)

This is a short novel published in 1895 and based vaguely on the battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. Unlike other works on the subject, Crane's novel does not concentrate on the big picture or the glory of war but on the psychology of one of its soldiers. (4 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 22:54 Read by James Smith
Chapter 02 16:51 Read by JemmaBlythe
Chapter 03 20:23 Read by Joseph Loverti
Chapter 04 7:53 Read by Joseph Loverti
Chapter 05 16:27 Read by Julian Jamison
Chapter 06 11:36 Read by Dusty Hodge
Chapter 07 10:11 Read by Nikolle Doolin
Chapter 08 13:30 Read by Nikolle Doolin
Chapter 09 12:42 Read by Kirk Thomas
Chapter 10 9:55 Read by Jim Morris-Knower
Chapter 11 15:26 Read by Kirk Thomas
Chapter 12 11:59 Read by lolhypocrisy
Chapter 13 13:47 Read by mawrtea
Chapter 14 10:38 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Chapter 15 7:06 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Chapter 16 12:11 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Chapter 17 9:23 Read by Jeff Robinson
Chapter 18 9:13 Read by Jeff Robinson
Chapter 19 10:26 Read by Neil Pankey
Chapter 20 11:03 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 21 10:44 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 22 10:41 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Chapter 23 10:54 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Chapter 24 9:37 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom

Reviews

interesting


(3 stars)

I had to do a report on this book, and the multiple readers made it hard to follow. better than actually reading it though

The Red Badge of Courage


(3.5 stars)

A little hard to follow with so many readers. Sue Anderson would have made a great narrator for this story

Surprise surprise


(3.5 stars)

I liked the guy that read the first chaoter a lot. But then suddenly a wild strict nanny appeared.... what?

Like It!


(4 stars)

I like the dynamics. Read well.

Poignant story!


(5 stars)

I had no idea how much I would enjoy this book. Crane’s insights on war and courage are just as fresh today as over 100 years ago when he penned the tale. It is a short book you will be tempted to listen to again and again and absorb something more. The volunteers were wonderful. Each gave a little bit of themselves in their reading. I recommend it highly.

Very good and interesting


(3.5 stars)

It was a good description of the civil war, and had good character development. Steven Crane has a very good choice of words and is good at grabbing your attention. That being said, some of the readers were a little monotone and hard to follow.

why


(3 stars)

i wonder why you kept switching the readers it's just confusing and disturbing .. i liked the first reader .


(2 stars)

Jemma Blythe is always a hard reader to listen to, with any story she does.