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  • Once a Warrior King

  • Memories of an Officer in Vietnam
  • By: David Donovan
  • Narrated by: Don Sobczak
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

He was a young American soldier - and the most powerful man in a remote rural District of Vietnam.

In the spring of 1969, First Lieutenant David Donovan arrived in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam to work as military advisor with village chiefs and local militia to win the war.

But as he was the highest-ranking person in the entire district, his life there was far more complex than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on audio!

  • By Trucker john on 02-27-14

Finally on audio!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

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When I was in Civil Affairs school I was comparing playlists with the officer on my team. We were both runners and liked to get our professional reading done as we clocked the miles. I was carrying around a well worn paperback copy of Once A Warrior King and pressed in into his hands. "Sir, you need to read this book. Plus it's pretty funny at times." He quickly read the passages I pointed out and then went out and got his own copy.

Finally it's on audio! Rejoice and enjoy the ride.

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