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  • A Vietcong Memoir

  • An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath
  • By: Truong Nhu Tang, David Chanoff, Doan Van Toai
  • Narrated by: Trieu Tran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

When he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh. Later he fought in the Vietnamese jungle and emerged as one of the major figures in the "fight for liberation" - and one of the most determined adversaries of the United States. He became the Vietcong's Minister of Justice, but at the end of the war he fled the country in disillusionment and despair. He now lives in exile in Paris, the highest level official to have defected from Vietnam to the West. This is his candid, revealing, and unforgettable autobiography.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very little acual combat

  • By Tom on 20-04-18

very little acual combat

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-18

What disappointed you about A Vietcong Memoir?

the book is basically about a bureaucrat who ran away when the shooting started and left other to die while he did so.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

no

What three words best describe Trieu Tran’s performance?

little of interest

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

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  • 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 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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
  • Insightful and though provoking

  • By Dan on 15-07-17

poor narrator ok story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it was an interesting story with filler none story's in between. but very simpler to others about Vietnam

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killing Zone?

when the enemy showed himself

What didn’t you like about Barry Press’s performance?

nothing, the narrator really let the book down. it was like he had no idea what word was coming next and said words in away that you thought it was the end of a line then it carryed on. very poor

Could you see The Killing Zone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

yes it could be

2 of 2 people found this review helpful