The Return of the Soldier

Letto da: Nadia May
Durata: 2 ore e 57 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

When Captain Chris Baldry, a World War I soldier, is sent home with a severe case of shellshock amnesia, he is a stranger to his wife, Kitty, and his adoring cousin, Jenny. Recoiling from the horrors of war and disillusioned with years of superficial married life, his mind has regressed 15 years into the past, where his heart may take refuge once again in the magic circle of his youth and of his first love, Margaret Allington.

In this lyrical and poignant story of a wounded man and the three concerned women who seek to heal him, Rebecca West explores the complexity of the mind and its subtle strategies for coping with life's painful realities. Only when Chris has the courage to face one pivotal moment of truth in his married life will he be able to awaken from his boyish fantasy and become, indeed, "every inch a soldier".

©1996 Blackstone Audio (P)1996 Blackstone Audio

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • 06/07/2020

The Return of the Soldier

This was an interesting story. Set in the period of WWI, it is some insight into how a wounded soldier is treated. Not wounded of body but of mind.

I quiet enjoyed the way this book was told. It was from the perspective of an outsider but not it was interesting for sure.

Classics are not really my thing but I am glad I picked this book.

The narration was great it kept me engaged and wanting to know more.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 25/04/2020

The Return of a Soldier

I listened to this book for a reading challenge this year and will be the first to tell you I am not a fan of classics in any way. Although I wouldn’t normally give this book four stars, I feel that even though it was not my preference, the book would be getting this if it were. There is depth and emotions that would grip a person who likes these type books and I cannot give it a low star rating knowing it would be hard for me to enjoy before I even started.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ron L. Caldwell
  • 03/05/2019

A gem of Modernism

This is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel that would probably be of interest to anyone who is curious about the WWI period. But, in fact, it's a worthy book from any era. The three women in the life of Chris (the titular soldier) each have a peculiar relationship with him. Jenny, the narrator, is our window onto their world and these relationships.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • sharon
  • 03/07/2013

Kind of Boring.

I usually like older fiction but this story was pretty boring. Would not recommend it.