The United States Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets, handle the most high-risk, unconventional, undercover missions in the U. S. military. And now, in Robin Moore and Michael Lennon's The Wars of the Green Berets: Amazing Stories from Vietnam to the Present Day, listeners learn exactly what goes on when these brave, intelligent men are in the field. A riveting performance from narrator Tori Kamal brings tension to these fictional stories, including battles against Al Qaeda, undercover missions inside Iraq during the reign of Saddam, and fighting on the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War - tales sure to thrill and terrify an audience yearning to experience the realities of special reconnaissance and counter-terrorism.
©2007 Robin Moore and Michael Lennon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Very interesting story, but I couldn't finish it because of the horrendous narration. The guy kept spelling out every abbreviation... C-P-T and S-S-G-T, rather than Captain or Staff Sergeant. T-O-W missile, instead of tow missle. But the kicker is pronouncing "subsequently" as "sub see quently". Get a narrator that speaks English and has some understanding of military terminology.
Any literate corporal
The stories traverse various times along the history of the SF group, and is told from their perspective.
The Green Berets
Need someone to learn to read the military info, its very confusing when he reads verbatim and not translates like a reader would. This is the same for all abbreviations. For example "cee pee tee Jones" because he reads CPT Jones should be read Captain Jones. Every rank, unit, etc is read the same way. Can ruin the read.
Counselor, Captain, Medic and Dad are things I'm called. I like military, legal, medical and science reads both fictional and not.
How does this even happen? The narrator reads every abbreviation exactly as it must've been written. I.e. CPT John Doe should be read as Captain John Doe....not as this narrator does phonetically as "Cee Pee Tee John Doe."
Was actually a good book and I think I would have actually enjoyed it if it had been read by a narrator who remotely had any grasp of understanding what he was reading. I wanted to get to the end, but about two-thirds of the way through, I couldn't take anymore of the narrator's terrible performance. Obviously this is a book about the military and inevitably there are endless abbreviations and acronyms that accompany the subiect matter yet this narrator is unable to comprehend that fact and read them in any remotely competent way which the book deserves.
For one thing, more than a collection of simple housekeeping stories. Most of the stories are a couple minutes long, have nothing to do with Special Forces, and are likely to do more with boredom in a war zone than any action.
Well, certainly by these authors. No more than a money run for Moore.
The mispronunciation and the explanation of acronyms that made the nomenclatures actually longer than if he'd used their full formal name.
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