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We Few

US Special Forces in Vietnam
Auteur(s): Nick Brokhausen
Narrateur(s): George Spelvin
Durée: 14 h et 7 min
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A Green Beret's gripping memoir of American Special Forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.   

In 1970, on his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. Officially, it was known as the Studies and Observations group. In fact, this Special Forces squad, which Brokhausen calls "an unwashed, profane, ribald, joyously alive fraternity", undertook some of the most dangerous and suicidal reconnaissance missions ever in the enemy-controlled territory of Cambodia and Laos. 

But they didn't infiltrate the jungles alone. They fought alongside the Montagnards - oppressed minorities from the mountain highlands, trained by the US military in guerrilla tactics, armed, accustomed to the wild, and fully engaged in a war against the North Vietnamese. 

Together, this small unit formed the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam, racking up medals for valor - but at a terrible cost.

©2018 Casemate Publishers and Nick Brokhausen (P)2018 Tantor

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Ok

Interesting stories and lots of action. The author though was overly amused with his turn of phrase and tried to inject too much darkly irreverent and sarcastic humour which detracted from the story.

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The full SOG experience

Not just the missions, this book captures the on and off mission personalities of the operators and their penchant for chaos and mayhem. Simply an amazing listen.

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stunning account and humorously written .

Thoroughly enjoyed this account of special forces in Vietnam. The audio presentation was one of the best I've heard. I'd very much like to find the companion to "we few". I'd highly recommend this audio book to all that find the topics interesting.

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must read.

hilarious and gripping. easy to follow and very comical. I found myself listening and grinning at the situations and places nick ends up in.

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takes you right into the bush

this story is non stop action. well written and the narrator is quite entertaining and enjoyable. absolutely crazy the missions they were conducting.

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  • dax
  • 2018-11-04

Is there such a thing as funny war genre ??

I couldn't stop laughing until I realized that he was writing about death, mayhem and general anarchy. The book had a unique perspective that is not typical in this genre. It was the funniest book I have read in some time, not the subject matter, but the authors internal monologue is exactly what you would expect some super badass Green Beret 's attitude to be.

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  • MRoss506
  • 2019-04-05

Very unique approach to a combat memoir! Hilarious

As a combat veteran and lover of history I have read hundreds of non-fiction and memoir style combat books. This is the first written with such focus on the lighter side of being a grunt in a combat zone. It very much reminded me of crazy episodes that occurred as we filthy infantrymen terrorized the rear bases that we made visits too. Nick is an amazing story teller. I couldn't count the times I laughed as I listened.

My only wish is that there had been more combat stories. All in all, the book was well worth the listen. Not one I will read over and over like some classics but well worth the time.

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  • David
  • 2018-11-05

Excellent action, very funny

Reminds me of my top ‘Nam book Go to Go by Harry Constance. Tons of bloody action, jokes, pranks, and serious notes about lives lost. I loved it and I read every enlisted war memoir that comes out.

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  • SRT Bravo
  • 2019-04-16

Excellent read.

I though I had read just about all the Viet Nam Special Forces books out there and to be honest I though "We Few" was going to be a mediocre book at best. But the book built up steam like a locomotive and I couldn't put it down, turned out to be one of, if not the best book I have read on Special Forces in Viet Nam. The only down side is at the end of the 27th chapter when the story ends. Thanks

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  • Bryan B
  • 2019-04-14

Great Book

A must read for those who have interest in special forces. Nick Brokhausen does not weigh the reader down with trivia. We Few is not a cowboy shoot-em-up but is an honest, smooth flowing and often satirical look through his eyes. George Spelvin really brings the book to life. Nick Brokhausen is the real deal and a true hero. I hope to see more.

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  • Dane
  • 2019-04-08

Great job, Loved it.

I throughly enjoyed the unique style of the book and I thought the narrator fit my mental picture of Nick. I liked the clever descriptions with subtle humor sprinkled throughout the book.
I like your style of story telling Nick. I’m going to look for more of your books. Again good job on your book and thank you for your service.

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  • Tracey Barr
  • 2018-11-20

Great stories here.

I understood how these guys felt they had nothing to lose after surviving the experiences they had.I thoroughly enjoyed it but if I had any frivolous complaints,it would be that the ending was rather abrupt. I do recommend giving it a listen.

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  • CLJONES
  • 2019-11-30

Wow!!! What a great listen!

Great book! Cant wait for “Whispers in the Tall Grass” to be released on Audible. Just started the written version and it’s great so far.

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  • Micah Balch
  • 2019-11-25

Absolute craziness

The Vietnam War has to be the strangest War I’ve read about so far. You have a David Hackworth section where it’s a bunch of draftees being whipped into shape one place. And then you have rear echelon bases with swimming pools and steak and ice cream at another place. Then you have the wild Wild West like Ed Kugler in the Marine sniper scouts and this guy, trekking into the jungle with his posse and capturing an officer and killing his subordinates. It’s a insane story. You definitely need to get this book.

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  • BSS
  • 2019-11-25

Awesome Book!

I enjoy first hand accounts of special forces soldiers. This book was no exception. I liked how the author talks about missions, as well as the shenanigans that occur on base. The book is well written with subtle humor throughout. This book will have you laughing, even in the serious parts.

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