F.N.G.

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Narrated by: Rory Young
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Everyone is gunning for the New Guy.

Gabriel Sauers of Two Squad is a soldier, newly arrived in Vietnam - a country too beautiful to invite so savagely unreal a war. But Gabriel won’t be a New Guy for long. He’ll go through incoming mortars, he’ll see the enemy alive. He’ll wander through a hell that will turn the green recruit lucky enough to survive into a death-hardened veteran, longing for nothing more than a return to the world of hot baths and cold beer, no bullets, and no noise. Now, 40 years later, he is grappling with an action on the verge of his grandson Seth’s deployment to Iraq that will change both their lives forever.

©2010 Don Bodey (P)2019 Don Bodey

Critic Reviews

 "One of the most hard-hitting of all the vietnam novels" (The Boston Herald)

"A powerful social document and a well-written, deeply moving first novel...highly recommended" --The Library Journal "Raw, profane...a candidly moving portrayal of the average American soldier in Vietnam, who often found courage when he did not seek it- but little of anything else." (Chicago Sun-Times

"The day to day grind, beautifully and touchingly rendered by...a Vietnam veteran, is told with an unrelenting accumulation of detail." (The New York Times Book Review)

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A realistic view

F.N.G:
A realistic view of Nam.
In places funny and in others sad and emotional.
Well written and defined characters.
If I were to find fault it would only be a couple of small things. Like what happened to Call me Black , and how did things turn out for the grandson.
Narration is good.
Recommend? YES.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review ..

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Raw and unfiltered

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

FNG is raw, unfiltered, and unapologetic. It puts you on the ground in Vietnam, and really lets you experience what our soldiers went through. This is not for the faint-hearted, but if you want to really see what 'Nam was like, FNG will take you there.

Terrific narration adds to and enhances the triumph and the tragedy. Very good production quality.

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