I am a big fan of DeMille, however this was my least favorite book. I was 10 hours into the book and all that had happened was the arrival in Vietnam. It felt like I was listening to a combination of the History Channel and the Travel Channel. The last part of the book did come around, but I had to be bored for 3/4 of the book to get there.
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This is a book I keep coming back to periodically. I find something new to enjoy every time. Nelson DeMille is an author who merits the purchase of any of his titles. The combination of the author and Scott Brick's always excellent narration merits 5 stars, easily.
There is plenty of detail as well as action which keeps the story moving along.
Paul Brenner is equal parts profound and clever and funny which adds up to a character you want to spend more time with. After listening to the audio book I immediately went and bought the hard copy because I wanted to catch any part of it I might have missed.
This is a book you will find yourself going back to time and again with the feeling that you are looking in on an old friend.
Everything about this audio book is great. Well written, excellent content and background, great story, incredible narration.
It gave great insight to what the American involvement in Viet Nam did to it's people and land. I've listened to over 200 books and find this to be one of the best I've listened to.
This was a long, can't put it down, audio book. This isn't a war book but a book that gives you a look back at the bloody viscious war and a contrasted look at modern Viet Nam. The book makes you want to go and see the place for yourself.
You'll enjoy this book and I highly recommend it!
A most outstanding work. The history is extraordinary. The story is addictive. The reading by Scott Brick, (who is the best), is memorable. This one will keep you up nights, especially if you lived through the Nam era. This work is my very favorite of all contemporary books to date. This one is worthy of several "listens".
I didn't want to stop listening to this book. I found it very interesting. Yes, the mission was obviously contrived by DeMille as an excuse to both journey back to the Vietnam experience and show Vietnam today. But it was well done all the same. The reader, who did a great job in "The Company", gives another first class performance here. I recommend this book.
I listened to this book after spending three weeks in Vietnam on vacation. I felt as if I were back on Vacation. The description of the country was fantastic. For anybody who wants to know what modern Vietnam is like, pick up this audiobook.
This story of Paul Brenner's return to Vietnam was one of the best audiobooks that I have ever listened to. The storyline and Scott Brick's naration absolutely held me spell bound.
A well done look into modern Vietnam and how it is still haunted by the past. As a big DeMille fan though, I'd expect a little faster pace. Love the Paul Brenner character (similar to his John Corey) and very well read as always by Scott Brick. Agree with other reviews that it could be faster and more varied. Best if you're wanting a little modern history lesson than the normal cleverness of DeMille's story development.