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C. Burns

Mississippi, USA
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  • Dog Company

  • A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
  • By: Roger Hill, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

The army does not want you to listen to this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes US soldiers and marines while setting free spies who kill Americans. This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on.

  • By penname on 05-22-17

Too many beeps for me.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Enjoyed the book immensely, just too much censorship for me. Ex: "joe and I immediately ran to the top of large berm and found that the beep•beep•beep•beep•beep•had• beep •up, and then discovered those small red cables running to the the •beep•had been intentionally •beep•beep•beeped."
It was just crap like that - not the authors fault.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Chickenhawk

  • By: Robert Mason
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason's Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Fascinated with flying from a young age, Mason earned his private pilot's license even before graduating high school. He enlisted in the army in 1964 and endured an extremely challenging "weeding out" process in an effort to fly helicopters. Sent to Vietnam, he survived more than 1,000 air combat missions despite the violence and brutality exploding all around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best

  • By richard olson on 08-21-15

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-15

What made the experience of listening to Chickenhawk the most enjoyable?

Loved this book! Difficult to find anything else on Audible dealing with the Vietnam War that's as fun to listen to as this. It was hard to turn it off and I was saddened when it was over. Mason, the author, sounds like a guy I would have loved to have been at war with, but I was born a few years too late. Get this if you want to learn and enjoy a story about helicopters and the 1st Cavalry Air Mobile in Vietnam. Probably every helicopter pilot in the army has read or listened to Chickenhawk.

Any additional comments?

The narration was great. Not sure why the narrator pronounced ARVN by it's initials (A.R.V.N.) instead of the commonly used "Arvin" as in all other Vietnam chronicles. But that was easily overlooked by how awesome, authentic and honest this book was.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Center

  • A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War
  • By: Ed Kugler
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there - the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at 17, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If not the best certainly tied for the best

  • By Rose Dawn Blanton on 08-04-15

Excellent Vietnam Memoir

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

Loved this book! If you're a fan of Vietnam memoirs you can't go wrong here.