I think 5th grade was the last time I was talked down to like in this book by this elitist. What the heck was I thinking. I know it is important to listen to other points of view, but this guy will win no one over and I am sure he will alienate some of his side. I lasted two chapters and then moved it to an old iPod, so I could get the pleasure of destroying this drive with a hammer. Someone be sure to let me know if I missed something in the latter part of the book. Don't bother to tell me how uneducated I am, because I got all of that I needed in the those two chapters.
Not sure I can buy into the suppositions.
Uh, o k
Now I know what a five star rating really is. Before this I gave some 5 ratings. Doubt I will ever give another. This book will let you feel the fear of war. If hou have anything but ice water in your veins it will, you will fall in love with our servicemen and their families and not only those with wounds showing. And most of all it will define your cowardice. You will probably want to go to BAMC or Walter Reed to put your arms around our men and women to show your love, but fnd you, like me, don't have the courage.
At the end you will forget about the idiots that garner all the press, our politicians, and have new members in you mental family of those caught in between who had no ability to make decisions but to follow orders. As a past soldier who sever during Vietnam, but not in that theater, only now do I understand war. I am not sure I like what I found via this book. The reality for there men and women sucked. The reality of my cowardice while living less than 100 miles from BAMC is something I must overcome. We must go put our arms around our warriors and the families or those who came back whole, came back wounded or didn't. Come back.
Both the writer and the reader. I haven't enjoyed a story as much since I started the Reaubeausheau, James Lee Burke and McKinty books. I know that isn't right, but it looks closer than Robosho. Another example of a very good book with a very good reader. Looking forward to more Berenson
The reader only had one note. Made it hard to keep up with who was who. The story also, while something I thought I ought to understand better, was way too long for my feeble brain. This is one I should have considered in the Abridged form.
The whole presentation became more of a text book than a story and I don't think all the blame can be put on the reader. It was about as riveting as .....uh.....Aw shucks I am even bored writing a review on it.
Don't spend any money, even at the discounted price. Total nonsense. Reminds me of the musings of my two year old daughter, except she made more sence. And it upsets me that I had to give it one star just to post a review. Should be zero.
It is always interesting to see the reviews and what turns ones crank and turns off another. In the past, I have found myself looking at the negative reviews too much. This book was impossible to put down. It totally sucked in my attention. Riveting. Doesn't leave the ghosts of Up Country, but the action is always at hand and never overly drawn out. Worth every penny. We need more Demille books.
One of the best I have had so far. A tour of the country and a tour of very complex situations. Some of the plot is transparent. A person could make some guesses to get close, but if you want a tour of Vietnam past and present, then you will find this very, very interesting.
Nothing more to be said..
Only 3 reviews, but I bought this based on the strength of them. They were right. I would recommend this over and over. The use of a cast of speakers also set this apart. This was probably the best I have gotten from Audible, even above The Company and Odd Thomas.
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