A down and dirty story of our fighting men involved in the dirty job of war! Follow a group of grunts, (and the men who led them) through the bush, up and down the endless hills and "Live in their boots"!
Felt like I was there
When the men needed to retake Matterhorn after the screw-ups of their superior officers
Good bumps, suspenseful, terrifying.
Hawk, I feel like that would have been me.
I have not
The book as a whole paints a picture of living in Vietnam. The personal struggles of the time and the fear and emotions that were in the soldiers. Not just the battles but the intensity of sometimes waiting for the next one to start.
The ending leaves you blow away. Its unexpected.
I grew up hearing stories about the conflict in Vietnam and was just one year away from draft age when it ended.
This story does a great job of bringing back the feel of that era. What these kids are put through because of miscommunication and outright hostility from their superiors is astounding. Technically it seems accurate but I will defer to someone who was there to make the final call. It's a compelling listen which more than once kept me in my vehicle after I had arrived at my destination.
The different voices are good but the switches between them is a little awkward. The ending is a bit anticlimactic.
It was a story about Marines in combat and the officers that lead them.
The tone of the many voices that he did.
LT. Hawk - he seemed to know what and why the craziness was all about and still did his job.
It was hard to stop listening to.
Due to the gushing reviews, I had really high expectation of this book, longing to know about Vietnam War. The book failed to engage me right from the start, it is too painstakingly boring, I couldn't pull myself to go through even 1/10 of the book.
I lived through the Vietnam War era...my husband was a helicpoter pilot who did two tours there. This story really brings it all back, and is very true to all the first hand stories I heard from the soldiers when they returned home. Bronson Pinchot does a really great job with the voices...it's hard to believe only one man is reading this.
This is a long listen, but the story never drags. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and you will be angry at the useless slaughter of so many young marines..marines moved around like.pawns on a chess board by commanders pursuing promotions.
Absolutely! I couldn't stop listening. I was hooked in the first five minutes. Fascinating in its detail.
Ive never read a book about Vietnam that was even close in my opinion
Lt "Jay" Hawk
Quite a few laughs, close to tears on occasion
Don't miss this one. Money and or credits well spent
An absorbing and heartbreaking tale of courage, insanity, and loss, masterfully read. I was hooked from the start and couldn't put this one down (so to speak).
Tragic, powerful, detailed
You were immersed in the story and the characters unfolded in a very organic way.
Ted "Jay" Hawke
Download this book!
Bronson Pinchot does an outstanding job.