WAR: Visionary Tales of Human Conflict from the Middle East

  • by Rory Patrick Allen
  • Narrated by Commodore James
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For millennia, the Middle East has been plagued by war. This millennium has been no different, with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Devastation has been wreaked on ordinary, innocent people. Children have been indiscriminately killed. Young men have had their lives terminated before they have had the chance to live their lives to the full. War orphans abound. Widows and Widowers weep at their spouses' graves. Grandparents have lost generations of their families. Whole communities have been destroyed and villages razed to the ground.
I have lived in the Middle East for 25 years now, and the constant undercurrent of these conflicts is ever present.
I remember reading one news report that said an entire village and its inhabitants were destroyed after a wedding celebration resulted in the village men firing their rifles into the air. A long tradition in village celebrations, it was viewed as an act of aggression, and the village and inhabitants were all destroyed.
I kept hearing words such as "collateral damage", "carpet bombing", etc. - words used by the media to deflect the true horror of the reality of war. It was at this time that I began to have troubled dreams and horrific nightmares about what was really happening in these theatres of war.
These vision-like dreams inspired me to write the stories that are contained in this work. The messages in these stories are not just relevant to the Middle East, but to the world at large.

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HAUNTING RELEVANT AND EVOCATIVE

If you could sum up WAR: Visionary Tales of Human Conflict from the Middle East in three words, what would they be?

Horror. Dreamlike. Ethereal


What was one of the most memorable moments of WAR: Visionary Tales of Human Conflict from the Middle East?

The short story - The Prophet


Have you listened to any of Commodore James’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, however these stories were superbly narrated.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The stories are beautifully written with a great deal of intrinsic mysticism.


Any additional comments?

A real Tour De Force. It is highly unlikely that you will ever read such a unique piece of literature again. Highly recommended.

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- Peter Budd

AN AUDIO BOOK WHICH MUST BE HEARD

If you could sum up WAR: Visionary Tales of Human Conflict from the Middle East in three words, what would they be?

INNOCENT CHILDREN MURDERED


Who was your favorite character and why?

I FOUND ALL THE SHORT STORIES EQUALLY MOVING, FASCINATING AND UNIQUE


What about Commodore James’s performance did you like?

COMMODORE JAMES' NARRATION WAS EXTREMELY ENGAGING , CLEAR AND DEEPLY MOVING


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

THIS BOOK DISPLAYED A GREAT DEAL OF UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY ABOUT THE INNOCENT HUMAN SUFFERING IN WAR


Any additional comments?

THIS BOOK IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM A MAN WHO HAS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR 25 YEARS. THE STORIES ARE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED. IN ESSENCE THESE SHORT STORIES DEMAND TO BE HEARD WITH THEIR INHERENT MESSAGE WHICH TELL US THE SHOCKING REALITY OF THE HORROR OF WARFARE AND ITS INNOCENT VICTIMS

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- THE READER

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-07-2014
  • Publisher: Rory Patrick Allen