The trueth in this book is a common thread that runs through all the War's in History!
I don't rank 5 stars for books, except this one. As an ex Marine it rang so very true, and sad.
The Captain who never received his just due!
Yes, I could not turn this Book off. I listened from start to finish, listening to Bing West's last chapter 3 times.
Any combat soldier or Marine will like this book, especially the wrap up. John
How so terribly hard it was for our top Army Officers to recognise truth & the need to change with the times. Very sad, those body counters & fear of change Officers. But, I have seen them in all walks of kife, I'm sad to say.
When Beckwith showed how his semi Brit tacticts & training works & beats hell out of shoe posish!
This is by far the best read I have listened to in over 600 Books Just great.
The resistance to change by many Officers up the food chain. But, their unnecessary loss of American lives as a direct result of their stupidity or worse, their use of troops to aid their chances for promotion! The fires of Hell are not hot enough for their male egos!
I tip my hat to C. Beckwith & all of my thanks to the reader who brought this story to life. Well done & thank you! NDJohn
I most certainly will!. This is how a good writer can take a story right to your heart! This is a must read for those interested in the Vietnam War and a prime example how a narator can hold your attention to such a deree you hate to stop the listen!
When the Fire Base Leader began to lead his troops to safety under such hopeless odds. Never give up was my leason!
His voice rises, falls & pauses at all of the right times. I"d love to have a beer with him! Great job.
Yes, but time constraints would not allow it in one go.
This is just how all Books should be written & read! Perfect for me.ND John
David has a knack for adding a lot of humor to all of his Books plus a cast of characters that add a lot of humor & realism to a serious script. His grasp of legal knowledge is on par with that of F. Lee Bailey's. Whenever I need a good story to perk me up I always set my iPod to a David Rosenfelt selection. The impecable voice of Grover Gardner adds to the realism of the plots. This latest offering by the Rosenfelt/Gardner team is a real hit! Thank you David & Grover! ND John
I would compare Hounded with an offering by W.E. B. Griffin but with more meat on it's bones & salted freely with good & well placed humor plus a solid explanation of Law & Legal maneuvers as practiced by both sides in a complex Trial.
Rosenfelt has a cast of real life charaters that only a Grover Gardner can bring to a full life. . I really enjoy a Book with a good plot enhanced by a very skilled reader. This is first class production.
Being retired has it's benifits. Not the least of which is the time to spend
listening to a good story. This Book captured my fancy so I just kepy on listening. I really did not want to see it end.
Keep up the good work David & Grover.
I have never submitted a bad review, until now. I feel very sorry for the mental state of Gant. Vietnam had it's John Paul Van (a better man than Gant) & our mistaken Bush/Chenny bigger error in the Middle East, & our last war had Gant, an out of control man with a giant Napoleon complex. At least the author had the honesty to include Gant's alchol & drug abuses! This Book will appeal to the Beer Belly & misgided so called millitia types, but it will scare normal people. I can't makeup my mind to recomend it or not. I just feel so sorry for Gant's mental issues. I am sure he feels he was right, most fools do. Notre Dame John
PS Chapter 15 woke me up very quickly!
Yes, as she at least is honest. Her intentions are pure but at least in this case her judgement was clouded. I can't understand why she went to Afghanistan under the then conditions! In my 60's War no one would have wanted a person they loved near the place! Human folley.
They made the insanity clearer.
Yes, it made me wish I was 21 again so as to beat some sense into Gant! He hurt a lot of people with his dillusions. So sad. I can picture my Marine squad reacting to a speach as given by a shrimp in Arab garb before we went to battle. He'd of been awaken much sooner! I fully expected suiside, if he really had the guts.
The Army should keep a closer eye on damaged goods! When Gant makes his self serving "I am a Warrior" speaches the Army should have steped in then. I just hope Gant some day faces reality, but I doubt it. ND John
I have never, in many member reviews, rated any Book as a % star, rxcepting this one! Not only is it a terrific story, it is read with feeling. As a Marine Vet I follow Vietbam History very closely. This one is not to be missed. Most revealing. Great Book that should be read by all Historians & the public as a whole. It paints an impressive story to much unpublished materials on this era. I am so glaad I fell into it. NDJohn
Listening to the Veitnam War tume frame of 1969 to 1971. Plus about Nixon. All Vets will enjoy this Book.
General Abrams by far! He gave me renewed hope.
Yes, the Oh so sad ending!
Please give this Book some attention, NDJohn
Patrick Taylor's Books are meant for some light reading when I need "aMental Pick Me Up" I am "Patatoe Famine Irish" as my Mother's family imagrated to the USA through Canada on a Coffin Ship. These fun stories track my grandmother's old tales told to me in my youth. My children also holler "shu Fairy" to warn the wee ones when throwing things outside (to avoid suprising the Fairies & incuring their wrath.
I very much enjoy the keen understanding of human nature by The Doctor.
John Keating knows how to use voice inflections to add reality to the story & it's many colorful characters making the listening very realistic. A fun series.
Yes, this is a Book, among others in the series, that drive me to listen most of the night.
Anyone with Irish heritige will enjoy Patrick Taylor, as will the not so fortunate. ND John
I do not give 5 stars to many books, this one deserves 6. Very well read, GRIPPING! This is a new look at Korea & how we really came close to Atomic Ruin world wide.
I had thought I had known about the Korean War but this one beats all I have read, ever. Very well done & I could not stop listening. I believe this Book to be true! The reader deserves an award!
As a Marine Vet I associated myself with the two Rangers plus as a Radio Hobbyist, the radioman. I only heard very few tech errors, which is easy to happen with radio transmissions in the era of the 50's.
The parts that gripped me were how Pres. Truman knew he was being fed bad inteligence by the Military before this mission & how the young Americans of the time were recruited into what could only have been perceived as a suiside mission by even the lowest of the ranks in the military. Brave men all.
I sure would like to have a beer & an hour to speak with the author and, to pat the reader on the back. Well done. NDJohn
I really enjoy the series as contained in "The Great Courses" series. Of course some of the presentations are better than others. The Dead Sea Scrolls is the best of the many I have purchased.
I have always had an interest in the Dead Sea Scrolls. I admit that I sort of expected a tinge of Jewish Religion flavor in this course but there was none. A very scholally & honest presentation. Really well done.
This gifted Professor is one I will follow. He is on the side of pure Accidemics. A pleasure to listen to & he has really helped me understand the value of this 1947 discovery. I am not Jewish but this course has greatly helped me to understand ancient thought & practice. The Professor would be a person I'd love to have a coffee with! An honest person! ND John
The Greatest Find of the 20th Century Explained.
I bow my head towards Professor Rendsburg. He has handled a very difficult subject very objectfully. Thank You, ND John
David Rosenfelt is a well educated man with a blue collar heart for sports dogs. His books astound me in his knowedge of legal matters, which I find very interesting. His stong suit is a really good story salted just right with humor, This is a very good listen with Grover Gardner at his best. I don't have trouble sleeping until I start one of David's books, I can't turn off my iPod. The best thing I can say is all David's Books are fun & captivating. If you enjoy a "who done it" that is also very enjoyable & entertaining you will not go wrong with this latest episode of David's best characters. I seldom rate a 5, this one was to me.a 5.
John T. Wagner
"Leader of the Pack" is another fun trip with a somewhat lazy lawyer, Andy Carpenter, that has been so much fun in many of David's Books in the past, such as "Dog Tags". While the characters are mostly the same David's Books are not a series by which you need to read in a special order. You can try any of David's Books & not be lost. Theey are all a lot of fun with great plots. The humor David uses is very much like my own. Perhaps that is why I never miss a new offering. He is just plain good & fun.
Grover ranks among my favorite narators. He can change voice to effectivily match the situation. Grover adds much to my enjoyment of David's Books. It takes a "Full House to beat this pair"!
This Book made me laugh much more than usual. One has to experience it to grasp my meaning. David, a person I do not know personally, impresses me as "the perfect person to have a beer & a chat with. He is an all American.
You will not waste a credit on "Leader of the Pack". Give David a listen! Careful, Andy Carpenter & company are addicting! John
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