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    • Matterhorn

    • A Novel of the Vietnam War
    • By: Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,103

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Matterhorn

    • By Zachary on 04-20-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • What It Is Like to Go to War

    • By: Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842

    In 1969, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Destined to become a Classic

    • By Lynn on 09-05-11

    Regular price: $22.02

    • What It Is Like To Go To War

    • By: Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Karl Marlantes left University at 22 to serve in the Vietnam War. Matterhorn was the bestselling novel based on his experiences. Now Marlantes takes us back to Vietnam, but this time there is no fictional veil. It is part exorcism of Karl's own experiences of combat, part confession, part philosophical primer for the young man about to enter combat. It is also a devastatingly frank answer to the questions ‘What is it like to face death?' and 'What is it like to kill someone?'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and enlightening

    • By Lucien on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $16.73