This book was amazing. It lived up to all the hype. The narration was dynamite. I can't use enough adjectives. By far the best book I've read.
Quite a riveting story but a bit repetitive at parts. I would have edited out approximately 20% . The narration was excellent
Excellent audio book. Narration is outstanding! Sobering, profane, and humorus, Marlantes' story paints a disturbing portrait of the boots on the ground during the Vietnam war.
Yes! Apart from the superb narrative, I'd revisit this book for one reason... Bronson Pinchot. I was amazed at how well he read this novel; at times it felt like it was narrated by a full cast. Wonderful portrayal of all the many characters and a great story to boot.
The one with the tiger, but I don't want to spoil it... just listen.
I've never been to war but this book gets inside the heads of the guys who fought for our country at that time. Before I was even born.
For an authentic Viet Nam combat read, check out John Del Vecchio's The 13th Valley or Spetz's Rat Pack Six. Matterhorn was more like a gehetto soap opera set in Asia.
it was like i was there and could see it all happening ,men trying to survive the war and do there duty.
I got this because of the audible awards and the reviews but it was just another account of the Vietnam war to me...
Absolutely one of the best fiction war novels I have ever read. Outstanding narration. A page turner that will keep you up at nite or sitting in the car listening well after you get home. Gripping and compelling story full of action and angst. The story of a Marine Company in Vietnam coming to grips with the social conflicts of the time and death in a grossly mishandled war by inept political leadership from President Lyndon Johnson. I know. I was there. I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, not that the ending was bad but just not realistic. As an Army Officer of 21 years (without giving anything away), I believe an investigation and charges would have been filed immediately.
I read this awhile back and it took me some to write this review. Yesterday I watched Platoon again on Blu-ray. My memory returned back to the book and its similarities to the movie. This was such an exceptional listen I never wanted this book to end. I was truly captivated by each character and wanted to know how the survivors fared when they returned from the war. It is so hard to imagine that these men were so, so young when they went to war and gave their lives in gruesome numbers. This is the best war book I have ever read.