The narration by L.J. Ganser convinced me I was listening to Philip Caputo. Caputo's story is believable and frank. It does not gloss over or dwell on the mistakes of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war nor does it dwell on them. This is a story of political naivety and the reality of being a professional soldier.
As a former soldier of the Vietnam era I could identify with his experiences and empathized with the changes he went through from enlistment to his days of being a war correspondent.
The near mental breakdown when Philip Caputo started to visualise all around him as corpses.
He sounded like what I would expect Philip Caputo to sound like. He had peculiarities of military jargon down pat. His range voices was true to the individual characters and allowed the listener to immerse themselves in the story and kept the characters different and distinctive.
When Caputo realises that his classmate was one of the statistics that he had to record.
A fantastic listen and a true to life account of Marine officer's experience in early Vietnam.
Yes, not as an outstanding book but entertaining enough to pass the time. The author tried very hard to write a best seller but could have done more research and written in the light of current events. Relied on stereotypical characters but managed to add some intrigue. More research would have addressed the active war zone they flew through and given some plausibility as to how they came by an Osprey aircraft then overstretched with the mysticism of spinning pyramids etc. I would listen to/read later books by the author to see if he has improved.
I also felt that the many and varied accents were too much for the narrator
Stretched beyond limits
Phil explains the techniques in layman's terms and bushes away the mystique about investing in companies. The story of his own journey from ex soldier to multi million dollar investor demonstrates that Rule Number One Investing is a pathway to not only financial security in retirement but your best shot at affluence.
Phil Town puts the process in layman's terms that are easily understood with his explanation
Yes I have listened to Marc before. He becomes the author with very credible character and inflection
Phil's "turning point" (forgive the pun) during the rafting trip symbolises the turn in his life and his path towards financial security.
I have listened to the book over and over and enjoyed it so much I bought the hard copy as well. I have also highly recommended it to my two sons.
IT is hard to say. Sci-fi enthusiasts or conspiracy therorists would enjoy it. In a way I did but essentially it is a recording of a group discussion complete with references to photographs or slides that obviously no listener to an audio book can see. It is an interesting discussion and I am inclined to believe it but as I said, it is not an audio "book"
There was one commentator and several listeners, no real characters
The narrator was easy to listen to but there was a lot of background noise and mysterious silences throughout the commentry
The question doesn't apply
This discussion is in the wrong format and would be better delivered as a short film or documentary.
It is expertly researched and narrated skillfully
The sequence of events when the crew of the downed helicopter try to get out of the wreck under heavy enemy fire.
I have not listened to another of Joe Barrett's performances. His skillful reading of this book guarantees that I will be listening to him again
Roberts Ridge, Tragedy and Triumph in the War on Terror
An excellent book
Abetter narrator and consistent story line. The writer builds the character and then contradicts his portrayal.
Very little. If you can "overact" an audio book, he has achieved that
The title showed promise
I can't see this one ever making the best seller list. Thankyou to audible.com for allowing me to return it
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