Listen free for 30 days

Hazardous Duty

America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports From the Front and Tells the Way It Is
Narrated by: David H. Hackworth
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Colonel David H. Hackworth, the maverick military hero and war correspondent, has earned over 70 awards for heroism as well as eight purple hearts. More than any other military commentator, he has the trust and confidence of the millions of soldiers -from foreign armies as well as our own.

Hazardous Duty is a real-life, hard-hitting nonfiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the sands of Saudi Arabia, the deadly alleys of Mogadishu and the teeming streets of Port-au-Prince. Colonel Hackworth returns from these new American battlefields to report that the Pentagon is wasting hundred of billions of dollars gearing up to fight the wrong kind of wars, and offers a tough-love critique of American military leadership, interpreting the new post-Cold War conflicts.

©1997 David H. Hackworth (P)2009 Phoenix

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J
  • J
  • 22-08-15

It's not "About Face"

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I read this book when it first came out in the 90's and loved it. I was hoping Hack would be able to put a little extra in to make it worth getting on audio. Unfortunately, the production was half-assed and Hack seemed too tired to read his own book. That took a lot away from the story.

Has Hazardous Duty turned you off from other books in this genre?

I still love books about war and the military, and this book is good if you read the original.

Would you be willing to try another one of David H. Hackworth’s performances?

I would LOVE if they'd have Ray Porter read "About Face." Since Colonel Hackworth is dead, there will be no more books, articles or performances.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hazardous Duty?

There is little I'd cut out, I would ADD the rest of the book that weren't read like the parts about Haiti and Croatia.

Any additional comments?

I can't stress enough that I am a big fan of David Hackworth. It's just that this audiobook was produced, edited, and performed badly. Hack just sounded tired and un-involved with his own book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for April Essex
  • April Essex
  • 26-02-19

Col Hackworth is right on

Col Hackworth nailed it with this book. His assessment and narrative rand true. This book along with About Face should be required reading for all that serve in and out of uniform

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Miha Perhavec
  • Miha Perhavec
  • 10-04-19

Powerful

I listened to this non stop, this man knew what was up. The world needs more Hackworths and less perfume princes.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for McKenzie Darling
  • McKenzie Darling
  • 27-10-18

Tells the truth that military members are thinking

Dated but an excellent perspective to keep our military leaders in check. Highlights the highs and lows of our modern military.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for BK
  • BK
  • 11-05-15

Important

As a man who grew up on 20th Century battlefields, Hackworth has a lot to say that we ought to listen to. This is an important read for any political bent. Wish Audible had the unabridged version.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Denny
  • Denny
  • 15-02-13

What real military is happening during war

Would you listen to Hazardous Duty again? Why?

This was my second reading and will do it again in time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

David Hackworth is a American hero and gives the enlisted mans feeling a definate look.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hackworth's plans and ideas for the military future is as great today as it was ten years ago when he first suggested them

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

For this retired military man all Hackworth writings are a great read or in my case listen !