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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Karl Marlantes

Narrated By: Bronson Pinchot

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2010

Duration: 21 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

An incredible publishing story-written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times bestseller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next, and a USA Today bestseller-Matterhorn has been hailed as a "brilliant account of war" (New York Times Book Review).
Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones' The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. It is an unforgettable story that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice-a parable not only of the war in Vietnam but of all war, and a testament to the redemptive power of literature.
A bonus PDF is included, with maps, a Chain of Command hierarchy, a glossary, and other interesting facts and information.

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  • Anonymous

    If you like historical fiction you will like this book it’s well written

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • PNJ

    I am a "boomer" and not a fan of the Vietnam war but this book is fabulous. Truly tells the story of the Marines fighting as well as the insane politics. Different racial climate, too boAndhe ok brought it back in a fascinating and accurate way!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    GREAT BOOK. KEEPS YOUR INTREST THROUGHOUT THE THE ENTIRE ADVENTURE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This is a great book! I wanted to listen to a good war story and I took a chance on this one. It takes you on a journey with a bunch of kids living through horrible conditions and doing whatever they are ordered to do. Made me gringe, laugh, and brought a tear to my eyes at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Dave M

    A book that reveals the unimaginable and intense violence that war is, and how it scars those who have lived through it. Very well written and narrated, I was left drained, but in a good way.

  • Ed

    Great, great story of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. As a USMC Officer I found the characters, story line and text all to honest and right on que. I thought it was one of my best selections this year.

  • Andy Wills

    An emotion evoking description of the life of a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. The narrator brings the words to life with accents and passion.

  • Vincent iannace

    Great book. I learned what my father went through while serving in the Quang Tri Province.

  • dave

    I didn't want this to be even partly real. Turns out it probably was mostly real. Great book. Wish there was a obscenity free version for the kids.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the best war stories I have ever "read" It reminded me that it is the best of a generation that fights thes wars and die for no good reason.

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