Carry Me Home

  • by Sandra Kring
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A moving tale of the unshakable bond between two brothers set against a backdrop of family secrets, loyalty, and small town life. Earl "Earwig" Gunderman is sixteen-years-old when the world is thrust into war and his older brother Jimmy is shipped out to the Pacific theater. Being what they used to call simple-minded, Earwig must cope without the protection of his revered older brother as he strikes out towards independence and adulthood. The worry over Jimmy's safety breathes life into a secret that cripples his parents' marriage, and when Jimmy is listed as missing in action the family begins to collapse. After three years as a prisoner of war, Jimmy returns home almost unrecognizable: broken and frail, a shadow of the young man he used to be. And Earwig is thrust into a role he never could have imagined: protector to someone who had always protected him.

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What the Critics Say

"Heartfelt....Strong characters, a clear community portrait, and a memorable protagonist whose poignant fumblings cloak an innocent wisdom demonstrate Kring's promise." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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'Stand by me' meets 'Forrest Gump'

This is a remarkable book, beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. Funny sad and enlightening in equal measure I just wanted it to go on and on.
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- BillyBlackBear

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape