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Across the Fence: Expanded Edition

The Secret War in Vietnam
Narrated by: John Stryker Meyer
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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For eight years, far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions, American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group, or SOG.

Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10,000 enemy troops as they stack up the dead to build a human buttress for protection. Witness a Green Beret, shot in the back four times and left for dead, who survives to fight savagely against incredible odds to complete his missions.

Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a Green Beret’s boot in the dark of night. Cringe as a Sergeant on SOG Spike Team Louisiana calls in an air strike on his team to break an enemy’s wave attack. A team member dies instantly, and a Green Beret has an out-of-body experience as he watches his leg get blown off.

©2011 John Stryker Meyer (P)2019 John Stryker Meyer

Critic Reviews

“As the commander of SOG, I can say that “Across the Fence” accurately reflects why the secret war was hazardous for our troops and so deadly for the enemy. (Major General John K. Singlaub - U. S. Army Ret.) 

"Black Ops told with the terrifying clarity that only one who was there can tell it." (W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV)

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Great!

Narrator flubs a few lines but I’ll take a hero reading his own story any day over a voice actor. What a story tons of action and harrowing times way way way behind enemy lines it’s amazing he came out alive!

Highly recommended!

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Great story of amazing men

Narriation was the only downside and lacked all emotion. Tilt is the man and knows how to tell a story but on this occasion the book sounded like it was just quickly read from a paper

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Thank You For Your Service.

After hearing you on the Jocko podcast. I was thrilled to learn about reading and hearing your book. Thank You for your service.

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not for me

I really wanted to enjoy this book. It read like a situational report and the author/nararator had all the excitement of a 7th grade science project! Authors Should Not Read Their Books. Just stop it.

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  • 01-14-20

Could have been 5 stars...

I found the accounts in the book amazing. Very informative, exciting, harrowing, and at some points terrifying... Although I hate to say it, but the narration really let's it down, very clunky and hard to follow. I almost gave up on the book a number of times. I think this one would be better actually read, and not listed to.

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  • 01-11-20

Makes the A-team look low key.

this book was awesome, it's unbelievable to think anyone lived through the moments the SOG members fought through.

took me a few minutes to get used to the authors voice and pacing in reading this, but once I did. the history and story telling is so good. I didn't want to stop listening!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-20

Awesome👍

Favourite book yet! The fact john also narrates is outstanding. Can't recommend enough, check it out👍