Eyes Behind the Lines

L Company Rangers in Vietnam, 1969
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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In mid-December 1968, after recovering from wounds sustained in a murderous mission, Gary Linderer returned to Phu Bai to complete his tour of duty as a LRP. His job was to find the enemy, observe him, or kill him - all the while behind enemy lines, where success could be as dangerous as discovery.

©1991 Gary A. Linderer (P)2019 Tantor

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Must read for anyone who enjoys Vietnam era LRRP

NOTE TO THE BELOW REVIEWER AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS CONSIDERING THIS BOOK AND OTHERS LIKE IT———

In your review of this book you mentioned this book is up there with "dead center" and you would love other books similar to this. I've listened to every Vietnam war era memoir on audible and I suggest these books based on your taste, since you enjoyed "dead center" and this book.

You should listen to these following Vietnam era memoirs :

SILENT HERO's- Rick Greenberg (LRRP/Recon memoir , excellent story)
GOOD TO GO - Harry Constance (NAVY SEAL Memoir... Amazing book, great story. Author over 300 combat missions and over 32 military citations) a must listen!
WE FEW- Nick Brokhausen (MACV-SOG/ Recon team Habu memoir ) Great book
WHISPERS IN TALL GRASS - NIck Brokhausen (second book MACV-SOG/ RC Habu ) Great book
MEN IN GREEN FACES - Gene Wentz (Navy SEAL Memoir... Excellent book)
CHERRIES- John Podlaski

There's far too many to recall right now, but I will edit as I recall other great audiobooks on the subject for anyone interested in these great Vietnam memoirs. I listed silent Hero's first based on the first reviewer of "eyes behind the lines" taste based on their review. It's a great book, but out of the list in this review "Men in green faces" is most likely the best story.

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Raw

Struggles portrayed in this story are objectively and honestly recounted! Truth is always scarier than fiction. Humility and patriotism!

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Excellent!!

loved it! this is a great book! Gray's story is something he should be proud of, and something you should hear.

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David Colacci delivers a splendid performance!

A very well written wonderfully detailed and harrowing yet casual account of a LRRP in Vietnam. David Colacci's voice acting is spot on as per usual. The story is engrossing and the details are fantastic. The author obviously wrote down a detailed journal throughout his experience to recall these events. Kudos to the author for such a well- told adventurous account!

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Amazing is the headline this audio book deserves

Just when you think all the great Vietnam books have already been written something like this one suddenly comes along and bam surprise. This book is written with a straight forward approach but with terrific detail and flow and you do not want it to end, it is definitely is my top 5 Vietnam books. It is really hard to stop listening once you begin

The narrator David Colacci is a perfect fit for this and everything from the writing to the narration flows smoothly, the author is not only a decorated veteran but also knows how to tell a story and I mean that big time.

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I want more.

This is the second best book I've heard next to Dead Center by Ed Kluger. It was hard to find a book like this and I dont think I'll find another. I caught myself almost looking around as if I was actually in the moment. Totally gripped me. Thank you for it.