Type: Audio Book
Author: Tim O'Brien
Narrated By: Bryan Cranston
Publication Date: December 29, 1998
Duration: 7 hrs 47 mins
My Rating: 7/10
Overview: When someone goes to war, they bring more than just their bodies. They bring supplies, mementos, stories, culture, mistakes, dreams, achievements, and so much more.
The Things They Carried is an excellent example of how the things we carry can either weigh us down, or set us free.
In High School, I believe we read the first few chapters in our English class. However, re-reading these chapters and the remainder of the book, I have a much deeper appreciation for the story as an adult.
What I didn't: Some chapters did drag along and I felt myself wandering and day dreaming until said chapter finished.
What I loved about listening: I was hesitant to purchase this title on Audible, until I saw Bryan Cranston was the narrator. He's one of my favorite actors and he did a phenomenal job telling Tim O'Brien's story. His voice is steady, yet intriguing and had me instantly hooked. Don't get me wrong, the book was a great read, but Cranston made it even more enjoyable.
What I didn't love about listening: I didn't have any complaints about the narration, Bryan Cranston excelled as per usual!