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Whispers in the Tall Grass

Narrated by: George Spelvin
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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On his second combat tour, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called. The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The companies never exceeded more than thirty Americans, yet they were the best source for the enemy's disposition and were key to the US military being able to take the war to the enemy. This was accomplished by utilizing both new and innovative technology, and tactics dating back to the French and Indian Wars.

This small unit racked up one of the most impressive records of awards for valor of any unit in the history of the United States Army. It came at a terrible price, however; the number of wounded and killed in action was incredibly high. Those missions today seem suicidal. In 1970 they seemed equally so, yet these men went out day after day with their indigenous allies - Montagnard tribesmen, Vietnamese, and Chinese Nungs - and faced the challenges with courage and resolve.

Whispers in the Tall Grass is the second volume of Nick's riveting memoir of his time with MACV-SOG.

©2019 Nick Brokhausen (P)2019 Tantor

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OUTSTANDING

U S Marine here. Great book. I felt as I was there with you. I felt your pain and sorrow. my war was is the desert but combat is the same. Thank you brother for sharing part of your life with us.

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Poignant Vietnam Memoir

Narration: a bit sing song, needs more variation in inflection and rate of speech.

Story: Humorous and sad at the same time.

Better than average and recommended.

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awesome, powerful sequel to "We Few"

This combination of story, author, and voice actor is once again superlative... very informative and entertaining reading / listening for an accurate historical boots on the ground portrayal of life in SOG in Vietnam in the 70s

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Just as good as we few

If you haven't listened to we few listen first these books are some of the funniest rawest of the vietnam war write another one nick.

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Excellent book

Very good book, lots of action and humor. I really enjoyed the way it was read as well.

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Excellent

Both the book and the performance are absolutely perfect. An excellent, brutally honest look into SOG in Vietnam and Laos. The incredible feats of these men and their montanyards and their Chinese nung. It’s amazing that any of them ever survived. My respect for these men boils over.

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Astounding.

Its good I don't get many words to describe how I feel about this. Astounding.

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Excellent across the board.

Sequel to my favourite audio book to date and on par.

Highly recommended.

If you can relate you'll thoroughly appreciate it.

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Awesome

Ive listened to over 20 books from SOG to Black Hawk Down to Generation Kill and this was the best.

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Thank you for the follow up to We Few.

Amazing journey, amazing book by an amazing human being. One of the most little known an unappreciated parts of the Vietnam war was special forces close allegiance with the indigenous people. This is a story that deep down is of love and respect for these people. The sacrifices of our soldiers and the indigenous people go beyond words. Thank you again for the book. And the narrator does an excellent job. Great book. Must read.

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