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    • SOG

    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 337

    John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account...this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War - so secret that its very existence was denied by the government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, give me more.

    • By Lee Ward on 03-06-19
    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 363 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Legend

    • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
    • By: Eric Blehm
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 870

    In Legend, acclaimed best-selling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A 12-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia - where US forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read!

    • By Jon on 08-09-15
    • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
    • By: Eric Blehm
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 946 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Killing Zone

    • My Life in the Vietnam War
    • By: Frederick Downs
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It dont mean nuthin.

    • By Jack OBrien on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Our Vietnam Wars

    • As Told by 100 Veterans Who Served
    • By: William F. Brown
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This could be the most important audiobook you'll listen to this year. It isn't another war story. It is an audiobook about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Vietnam veterans who served there.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Run Through the Jungle

    • Real Adventures in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade
    • By: Larry J. Musson
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    From Larry J. Musson comes an authentic account of combat with an airborne company in the waterlogged rice paddies and demanding jungles of South Vietnam. Share the experiences of fighting men under punishing conditions, extreme temperatures, and intense monsoon rains as they search for the enemy in the rugged mountains and teeming lowlands. Relive all the terror, humor, and sadness of one man's tour of duty with real-life action in spectacular, stunning detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best!

    • By B. J O'Connor on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Dead Center

    • A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War
    • By: Ed Kugler
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 687
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there - the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at 17, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If not the best certainly tied for the best

    • By Rose Dawn Blanton on 08-04-15
    • A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War
    • By: Ed Kugler
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 746 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Nam-Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne

    • By: Arthur Wiknik Jr.
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    An honest tour of the Vietnam War from the soldier's eye view... Nam-Sense is the brilliantly written story of a combat squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division. Arthur Wiknik was a 19-year-old kid from New England when he was drafted into the US Army in 1968. After completing various NCO training programs, he was promoted to sergeant "without ever setting foot in a combat zone" and sent to Vietnam in early 1969. Shortly after his arrival on the far side of the world, Wiknik was assigned to Camp Evans, a mixed-unit base camp near the Northern village of Phong Dien.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a good one

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Vietnam: A Tale of Two Tours

    • By: James C. Mooney Jr.
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    This is a US Army helicopter pilot's candid, firsthand account of his Vietnam experience in the air and on the ground at the height of US troop strength and then again when he returned for a second tour of duty at the very end of the war. It is a nonpolitical description of what life was really like for him and others who served in Vietnam. There is no embellishment or any secondhand stories from anyone else about their experiences in Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vietnam: A Tale of Two Tours

    • By jhb on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot's Life in Vietnam

    • By: Marc Cullison
    • Narrated by: Marc Cullison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Vietnam, we weren’t out to be heroes. We just did our jobs. For a helicopter pilot, each day was like all the others. You flew the mission and never stopped to think that it might be your last. You didn’t think about the bullet holes in the helicopter, the cracks in the tail boom, or any of it until night, lying in bed when you couldn’t think of anything else. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different point of view

    • By GEL on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Loon

    • A Marine Story
    • By: Jack McLean
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    "Kids like me didn't go to Vietnam", writes Jack McLean in his must-listen memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on hold. After graduation in the spring of 1966, faced with the mandatory military draft, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for a two-year stint. "Vietnam at the time was a country, and not yet a war", he writes. It didn't remain that way for long.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Besides a production issue, excellent.

    • By Lee Ward on 05-02-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Only War We Had

    • A Platoon Leader's Journal of Vietnam
    • By: Col. Michael Lee Lanning Lt. Col. (Ret)
    • Narrated by: Alexander MacDonald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Michael Lee Lanning's journal of his first tour of duty in Vietnam provides an unvarnished daily account of life in the field. The blood, fear, camaraderie, and tedium of combat and maneuver. Fleshed out with narrative and detail years later, the pages of this memorable book, first published in 1987, show an eager young recruit growing before the reader's eyes into a proud but bloodied combat veteran. Subsequent volumes in his Vietnam Trilogy will detail Lanning's tour as a company commander and his post-war investigation into the mind of the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally honest

    • By Jeffrey on 11-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mekong Mud Dogs

    • The Story of: SGT. Ed Eaton
    • By: Ed Eaton
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    On a dark night in the Mekong Delta, young platoon sergeant Edgar Eaton's courage and self-sacrifice would mean the difference between life and death for his wounded comrades. This is the story of Ed the sniper. Ed doesn't plan on serving as a sniper; the small-town Oregon boy hopes to become a combat medic when he enlists at age nineteen. Instead, he finds himself an infantryman in the unique Army / Navy Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened it twice

    • By Steve on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Diary of an Airborne Ranger

    • A LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone
    • By: Frank Johnson
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was 19, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others - but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L. Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pass on it

    • By Joe G. on 10-22-07

    Regular price: $9.95

    • 21 Months, 24 Days

    • A Blue-Collar Kid's Journey to the Vietnam War and Back
    • By: Richard Udden
    • Narrated by: Richard Udden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    21 Months, 24 Days is an engaging memoir of a blue-collar kid turned soldier. Threatened by the draft in the late 60s, he enlisted in the Army to avoid becoming a grunt, yet ended up one anyway. He endured a grueling war in Vietnam and then returned to a country too angry to care. While his journey took unexpected turns, his choices got him there, so he did his best to react positively and keep moving forward.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • There’s better ones out there

    • By Will Riddell on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • LRRP Company Command

    • The Cav's LRP / Rangers in Vietnam, 1968 - 1969
    • By: Kregg P.J. Jorgenson
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The new commander of the Company E, 52d Infantry LRRPs, Capt. George Paccerelli, was tough, but the men's new AO was brutal. Former LRRP Kregg Jorgenson provides a gripping account of ordinary men with extraordinary courage and heroism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good insight

    • By joe on 01-12-16

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Vietnam Air War

    • From the Cockpit
    • By: Colonel Dennis M. (Mike) Ridnouer
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Vietnam War is one of the most misunderstood military conflicts in 20th-century America. Showcasing 72 true stories told by American servicemen who fought from the skies, this unique and historically significant collection is a stunning record of the air war in Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s.   

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

    • The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
    • By: Dang Thuy Tram, Andrew X. Pham - translator
    • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    At the age of 24, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam. Two years later, she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked. Written between 1968 and 1970, her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends, the horrors of war, her yearning for her high school sweetheart, and her struggle to prove her loyalty to her country.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • War for the Hell of It

    • A Fighter Pilot's View of Vietnam
    • By: Ed Cobleigh
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    In War for the Hell of It, Cobleigh shares his perspectives in a deeply personal account of a fighter pilot's life, one filled with moral ambiguity and military absurdities offset by the undeniable thrill of flying a fighter plane. With well-crafted prose that puts you into his Phantom's cockpit, Cobleigh vividly recounts the unexplainable loss of his wingman, the useless missions he flew, the need to trust his reflexes, eyesight, aggressiveness, and his survival instincts in the heat of combat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a fellow Vietnam fighter pilot

    • By dick on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bonnie-Sue

    • By: Marion F. Sturkey
    • Narrated by: Dennis McKee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Sturkey, a former Marine "Bonnie-Sue" HMM-265 helicopter pilot, combines fascinating detail with grim realism in this eloquent saga of Marines at war. Weaving actual military records with personal accounts from the helicopter crews, he breathes life into the daily struggle of the soldier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bonnie-Sue (Unabridged)

    • By Peter on 07-22-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War

    • Vietnam War, Volume 2
    • By: Norman P. Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This volume, Combat Veterans’ Stories of the Vietnam War, contains 11 autobiographical stories. The first begins in October 1966, and is told by a Marine infantry forward observer who was in 13 operations. The final story in this volume is told by a Marine machine gunner that was in multiple skirmishes and ambushes, in I Corps, including the battle for Hue. Other stories in Volume 2 include those told by a marine infantry officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism and leadership in fighting at villages named Dai Do and Dinh To.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By David Ginaitis on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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