The Day of the Beast


Read by Brian Keenan

(4.3 stars; 32 reviews)

Daren Lane, a World War I veteran, returns from the battlefields of Europe to the American Midwest. In Middletown USA, he encounters a postwar Jazz Age society whose revelers are tired of hearing about the war. Lane attempts to stem the tide of hedonism and debauchery that is sweeping the town with mixed results. (9 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 29:34 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 2 26:14 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 3 34:11 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 4 41:53 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 5 25:19 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 6 10:07 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 7 47:28 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 8 39:40 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 9 24:58 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 10 9:34 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 11 20:59 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 12 30:06 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 13 35:03 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 14 7:59 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 15 9:04 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 16 24:37 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 17 30:56 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 18 23:45 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 19 13:42 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 20 15:33 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 21 12:58 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 22 25:19 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 23 11:39 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 24 9:07 Read by Brian Keenan
Chapter 25 21:23 Read by Brian Keenan

Reviews

gloomy tail


(3 stars)

The story kept me going for a while but it was so dated with reference to social mores seen through a soldiers eyes who had expected things to remain the same as when left for war. The narrative gets so gloomy and controverted that it became somewhat tedious to listen. The underwhelming ending was a appointment.

what the heck


(3 stars)

OK. it's a great early look at PTSD but full of unlikable characters. Anyone you sorta like dies or turns out to be preachy. The bad guys win and the ending will offend your sense of justice


(5 stars)

Very tense…sadness of war and the moral destruction of society’s women. Very well read. An ending which coincides with the tone of the book.

Engrossing


(5 stars)

Couldn't stop listening! Perfectly narrated suspenseful of a wounded soldier's battle for love, sanity and life.

bertie


(5 stars)

Thoroughly good tale of post Great War very very well read


(5 stars)

good Fess Parker give it many. morre