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  • The 13th Valley

  • By: John M. Del Vecchio
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out combat-crazed soldier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the classic novels of Vietnam

  • By Michael E. on 07-05-17

Simply awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I don’t know what book other reviewers have been reading but this is, hands down, the worst book about the Vietnam war that i have read. Pedantic, full of deep philosophical discussions by the characters that just don’t ring true.

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