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The Killing Zone Audiobook

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

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Publisher's Summary

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

©2007 Frederick Downs (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there." (Army Times)

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    "One of a kind story."

    A remarkable book, and author. A true story of selflessness, realism, and bravery. No facts of the difficult lives these men faced were spared.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John OBrien 06-21-17
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    "It dont mean nuthin."

    As a Marine Corps infantryman who served in Vietnam as a machine gunner, this author brings home to the uninitiated the horrors of combat. I highly recommend this book if you want a full understanding of what the Grunts endured in a war that our government had no intention of ever winning due to political unwillingness. There was no plan to win, when you fight for the same real estate time and time again, all our government did was lead patriotic young men to the slaughter and kept the fat cat businessmen wealthy. The Brave soldiers in this book are my Brothers, I know first hand what they went thru. We were mistreated by our countrymen when we returned home and blamed for this Foley and total waste of lives for nothing. Worse yet, our own government who sent us turned their backs on us , but had no problem sending us. I feel a bond with these men, I salute them and think of all the killed in action and the maimed for life and pray for them and their families. God Bless them all. Semper Fidelis.

    Jack O'Brien
    Charlie Company 1st bn 3rd Marines
    March 1968- Feb 1969
    Dai Do Survivor.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mark 05-19-17
    mark 05-19-17
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    "Unlistenable - The author speaks too slowly"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The author speaks unreasonably slowly, choppy, and deliberately. It is very unnatural, and is so distracting that I can't get through this book.


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    Chris 07-02-17
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    "Ugh"

    The narrator's insistence on over pronouncing every hard consonant it so annoying, I stopped after a few chapters. Unlistenable, which is unfortunate.

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    "Insightful and though provoking"

    The narrator takes you into the jungle and some of the scenes leave you chilled. Gripping but also really educates you on what it was like to be there.

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    "One of the early Vietnam memoirs"

    Well written and performed. Great story from platoon commanders perspective and the aftermath of his experiences.

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    4/25/17
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    "loved it. highly recommended to all"

    as a former soldier it was difficult sometimes.
    strong and powerful highly recommend to all.
    I felt I was there

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