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The Things They Carried
By Bryan Cranston (narrator) and Tim O'Brien
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date November 5, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781455851591
ISBN-10 1455851590
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word. The soldiers in this collection of stories carried M-16 rifles, M-60 machine guns, and M-79 grenade launchers. They carried plastic explosives, hand grenades, flak jackets, and landmines. But they also carried letters from home, illustrated Bibles, and pictures of their loved ones. Some of them carried extra food or comic books or drugs. Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand. This audiobook also includes an exclusive recording “The Vietnam in Me,” a recount of the author’s trip back to Vietnam in 1994, revisiting his experience there as a soldier 25 years before, read by Tim O’Brien himself. The Things They Carried was produced by Audible Studios in partnership with Playtone, the production company headed by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and the creator of the award-winning mini-series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work The Things They Carried
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780547391175
 
20 anv edition from Houghton Mifflin (March 22, 2010)
9780547391175 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.00
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618706419
 
from Mariner Books (October 13, 2009)
9780618706419 | details & prices | 246 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
Miscellaneous
from Houghton Mifflin (March 22, 1990)
9780547420295 | details & prices | List price $14.95
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455851591 Book cover for 9781455851676 Book cover for 9781469236209
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 5, 2013)
9781455851591 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.99
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
With Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 5, 2013)
9781455851676 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
With Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (November 5, 2013); titled "The Things They Carried: Library Edition"
9781469236209 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $39.97
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
Library
Book cover for 9781604138733
 
With Harold Bloom (other contributor) | from Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2011)
9781604138733 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $45.00
About: No further information has been provided for this title.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833574862
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833574862 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $28.10
About: Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
Editions for the work The Things They Carried
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395515983 Book cover for 9780547391175
 
With Tim O\'Brien | 20 anv edition from Houghton Mifflin (March 22, 2010)
9780547391175 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.00
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget.
from Houghton Mifflin (March 1, 1990)
9780395515983 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140147735 Book cover for 9780618706419
 
With Tim O\'Brien | from Mariner Books (October 13, 2009)
9780618706419 | details & prices | 246 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (March 1, 1991)
9780140147735 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam, in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
Miscellaneous
With Tim O\'Brien | from Houghton Mifflin (March 22, 1990)
9780547420295 | details & prices | List price $14.95
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455851591 Book cover for 9781455851676 Book cover for 9781469236209
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Tim O\'Brien, Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 5, 2013)
9781455851591 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.99
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
With Tim O\'Brien, Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 5, 2013)
9781455851676 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
With Tim O\'Brien, Bryan Cranston (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (November 5, 2013); titled "The Things They Carried: Library Edition"
9781469236209 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $39.97
This edition also contains The Things They Carried
About: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781559943611
 
from Harperaudio (March 1, 1991)
9781559943611 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Book by Tim O'Brien
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606170833
 
from Demco Media (June 1, 1998)
9780606170833 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.55
About: Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness

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