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The Trench Soldier

The Trench Soldier

Written by Barry Sadler

Narrated by Gene Engene


The Trench Soldier

Written by Barry Sadler

Narrated by Gene Engene

ratings:
3/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Apr 15, 2004
ISBN:
9781581168846
Format:
Audiobook

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Casca Longinus. Cursed by Christ on Golgotha. Condemned to outlive the ages, and wander the globe a constant soldier. Forever fighting, surviving, waiting for Him to return. It was the last gasp of Europe's royal families. World War I began with the assassination of an obscure archduke. But before it ended, most of Europe would turn into a corpse-littered battleground. It was mankind's first modern war. Thousands would die in the hail of machine gun fire, by the burning agony of mustard gas, and on the blood-soaked steel of a bayonet. There was no honor in the rat-infested trenches or heroism for the dead who hung rotting on the barbed wire gates to no man's land. And for Casca, the Eternal Mercenary, there was only the horror of a new kind of war and a bitter envy for the dead.
Released:
Apr 15, 2004
ISBN:
9781581168846
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (1/5)
    Most of Casca's books are readable for either the characters or for the historical accuracy. This has neither and frankly was written by somebody who knew nothing about World War I other than from the cinema screen, which, as we all know, is hardly an accurate medium. Apart from the first chapter or so which was interesting about street life in 1914's London, this book offered no historical accuracy or characters you could identify with. Once the book got into the war, it was never ending and became rather predictable. I would have liked to see more dialogue between the main characters and expressions on how they felt rather than read about one attack after another. Yes, this is a war novel but other Casca's were better balanced. The writer (a ghost writer, not Sadler) was wrong about the Battle of Verdun and Romania joining the war. Both happened in 1916 yet this book took place in 1914. A poor book not to be read unless you're a Casca book collector, and then only once.