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  • Run Through the Jungle

  • Real Adventures in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade
  • By: Larry J. Musson
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

From Larry J. Musson comes an authentic account of combat with an airborne company in the waterlogged rice paddies and demanding jungles of South Vietnam. Share the experiences of fighting men under punishing conditions, extreme temperatures, and intense monsoon rains as they search for the enemy in the rugged mountains and teeming lowlands. Relive all the terror, humor, and sadness of one man's tour of duty with real-life action in spectacular, stunning detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best!

  • By B. J O'Connor on 02-09-18

Good POV run and gun story

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Not better than some others, but its worth the read. Similar book to Walking Point.

  • We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

  • Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
  • By: Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 224

In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Garry Owen sir,

  • By Anonymous User on 04-14-18

Great sacrifices made by these troopers

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

This is basically a written documentary, with dozens of very short stories from the perspective of the many men under Hal Moore's command. Then it will suddenly shift to Moore's thought's or perspective, then back to a different soldiers perspective. Overall I got the story he was trying to tell, but it was hard work at times to follow this book. He probably names half the soldiers in his battalion and their home towns by the end. I can't help but feel that this book was written more for the men of his battalion and is not as good of a read for the general public.

  • Fur Volk and Fuhrer

  • The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
  • By: Erwin Bartmann, Derik Hammond
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just 17-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941, when he gave up his apprenticeship at the Glaser bakery in Memeler Strasse and walked into the Lichterfelde barracks in Berlin as a raw, volunteer recruit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow what a ride

  • By Daniel S Seely on 08-06-17

Very little combat , still worth the read though

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

If you're looking for the combat POV style book then this is not for you. Overall it was a good story though and gave you a thorough understanding of German life during WWII. I would still recommend this book, but just know its not a lot of action.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • By: Guy Sajer
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

  • By Gillian on 03-31-17

One of the best books I have ever read!!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This is easily the best military book I have ever read, and I have read about 40 of them; everything from WWI through the war on terror. If you like the POV of the solider on the ground you will love this, and the narrator is amazing. Just buy it, I guarantee you wont regret it.

  • Fields of Fire

  • By: James Webb
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read! of course I am Prejudiced

  • By Autoteacher on 07-30-15

I was sad when I finished it.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

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?
Loved it.

Any additional comments?
Best Vietnam book yet

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Echo in Ramadi

  • The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City
  • By: Scott A. Huesing
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Combat is Combat

  • By Calvin Guthrie on 05-21-18

There are much better ones out there

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

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

2 of 5 people found this review helpful