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Publisher's Summary

It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics and men who can use them. Overnight, it seems, the U.S. Army must scramble to create its first-ever Air Assault Division, a force critical to its chances of success, but the obstacles facing it are staggering: untrained men, mysteriously failing aircraft, vicious inter-service rivalries.

As the hostilities increase, the warriors and the women who love them are swept into the struggle, their personal and professional lives twisting and intertwining as they race against time — and the fortunes of war.

©2008 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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This was excellent as always. This is why I choose audible for all my audio book entertainment.

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The editing on this book cut off words at the beginning and end of several chapters and made many abrupt jumps. Annoying to listen to especially as the other books in the series were done properly

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  • Ed H.
  • 2021-11-09

I recommend stopping after the first 6 books

I assume anyone reading a review on book 8 has already read the first 6. If you haven't, I think it's a mistake to read book 8.

If you liked the first 6, you'll also enjoy the last 3 books, but frankly, I wish I hadn't read the last 3. They tarnished the overall enjoyment. The last 3 books are mostly about covert operations in the Congo and Argentina, and there is a lot of rehash and actual reprinting of excerpts from earlier books. And the number of action reports seem to continue to increase, rather than actual story-telling.

I was disappointed; it felt like the author was just trying to sell books based on the success of the first 6 books, and these were a tack-on to a series that he ended after 6 books.

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  • Michael G. Morris
  • 2021-11-26

A non-military person narrating the book.

There are acronyms that need to get pronounced correctly. For instance, "DCSOPS" is not pronounced letter by letter. It's DCS Opps. Drives me crazy.

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  • Ray
  • 2019-09-15

Great book to read, re- reread, re-read then audib

As a pilot I loved this book. The audible was even better. It's worth the money.

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  • ST Tee
  • 2018-04-04

The redundant one.

W.E.B. is getting redundant. This book and the previous book in the series run parallel and are too often redundant. Although both are excellent, I would have preferred a single, longer book. Or, two books covering all the action in sequence.

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  • Michael Naftel Jr
  • 2015-10-19

EGD rocks

Doce is fricken masterful. great story great narration hands down
best voice out there
good stuff

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  • Patrick
  • 2022-05-09

Fun Read

Another excellent Griffin military novel. Most of it rings true to this old retired aviator. For the most part the narration was excellent but there were irritating things that detracted - mispronounced place names and military jargon - this is not unimportant because it brings the story to a jarring stop every time it happens. I suggest that all readers take the time to learn the correct pronunciations before recording or at least as he/she encounters an unfamiliar place name or acronym.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-18

One of the best......

In any great series there’s a few books that rate better than most. This is one of those books.

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  • Clark
  • 2020-10-22

Outstanding!

Stupendous! Historical fiction based on Army life in the early to mid 1960's. I enjoyed all of it!

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  • Invisible noise
  • 2018-02-26

okay

a little long not much substance but Griffin is still a great storyteller best thing is how this story coincides with the previous book

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  • TeamTerese
  • 2017-08-02

Another great one!

I have loved this series immensely, though a few of the books more than others, and this one is one of my favorites. A wonderful main character and story line. I hated for it to end!