They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo - Death Before Dishonor - before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....
What did you love best about Fields of Fire?
The storytelling was so good. I really connected with the people in the story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Fields of Fire?
The last battle shocked me. The irony was unbelievable
What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Great narrator. Portrayed the sarcasm expertly.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Best Vietnam book yet
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From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, 250 marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq, during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in hell. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes listeners back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat.
What did you like best about Echo in Ramadi? What did you like least?
It had some tense moments, but overall it was an underwhelming book.
What aspect of David Marantz’s performance would you have changed?
He sounded like a robot
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