In this tense, riveting mind game, New York Times bestselling novelist Nelson DeMille delivers a suspenseful short story in the tradition of his classic military novels The General's Daughter and Word of Honor. A band of soldiers in its last month of service in Vietnam goes out on a patrol through enemy territory with a female sniper in its path. Recounting the mission in shattering and sometimes gruesome detail, DeMille creates a concise masterpiece of moody suspense.
Demille served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and saw combat in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader, earning a Bronze Star. He states that Rendezvous features a fictionalized version of himself from that experience.
©2012 Nelson DeMille (P)2013 HighBridge Company
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First time author, an hour long short story, narrated by Scott Brick. A recon patrol is in the jungle of Vietnam and being stalked by a female sniper. This story is intense for being so short. The patrol is trying to make a rendezvous pickup point as the sniper follows them picking them off one by one. For a short story, it was pretty good. I got this from an Audible Daily Deal. It was worth it.
I liked the characters, including a female Viet Cong sniper. There was a good sense of place, danger, fear and valor. The squad had the requisite diverse demographic
Rendezvous reminded me of Matterhorn, though much shorter and not as intense. The hook of a female sniper was more intense in Full Metal Jacket, a realistic horror.
My reaction was not extreme as it was in, for example, Dispatches or Matterhorn, but the book served the purpose and kept my attention, though briefly because it's brief. :)
Not earth-shaking, but diverting.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A good short about one troop in the Vietnam War who are being eliminated one at a time by a female sniper. I don't usually read books about that time because I remember how horrible it was for our Men and our Country, however, Nelson DeMille's writing was excellent and the narration was done perfectly, without exaggeration.
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I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Granted it's not very long which is a shame as I could have listened to a whole lot more. DeMille obviously knows what he's talking about! He had me hooked from first minute! A great narration Scott Brick. A perfect duo. Loved it and would definitely recommend it!
Probably not. I know it was meant to be short, but it was too short. You have no time to develop feelings for any of the characters. I also didn't have time to get too into it before it was over.
Oh yes, but only because this was not the first of his that I have read! I hope that others do not choose to hear this as your first DeMille experience, then they might not go back, which would be a tragedy for them.
Only one scene in the whole book to choose from! Haha
Stick to the full novels, this just isn't worth it unless you specifically only have a couple of hours to hear something.
Happy married mother of one, South African living in South Australia.
The writer got you into the scene very quickly. I felt fully submerged into the environment.
Yes. It is through the combination of writing style, pace and excellent narration.
Makes me want to explore other works by this author.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next and who would make it and who wouldn't. I knew the narrator, so to speak would make it, otherwise he wouldn't be talking, but getting there is most the suspense!
Short story (1 hour listen) about a combat patrol in Vietnam. Suspenseful and exciting as the patrol is followed by a female sniper. One by one, they are picked off...until the end.
I like good books
It was okay but no long enough
It was predictable
The narrartor was good, I like him
nope it did not
Please next time advertise that this book is only an hour long
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