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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 225
  • 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

Very Impactful

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I have listen to over 40 books on the Vietnam war. this the one of the best.

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  • Hill 488

  • By: Ray Hildreth, Charles W. Sasser
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the US military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, 13 Silver Stars, and 18 Purple Hearts - some of them posthumously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Experience

  • By Robert on 04-06-16

One of the best books on the war

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-17

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I have listened to several books on the subject. This is one of the best books I have listened to.