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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Stone Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he’ll find action—and profit—by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him. His courier disappears—probably with his wife—and a corrupt Fed wants Converse to find them and the drugs. Or else.

Dog Soldiers is a frightening, powerful, intense novel that perfectly captures the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers. Stone details an American drama of greed and violence in a world where life is cheap and the price of survival dangerously high.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harrowing…white-knuckled suspense…A here-and-now journey to hell.”

    Time

  • “A dark decendant of Conrad and Hemingway’s adventure stories…Goes hell-for-leather across the landscape.”

    New York Times

  • “Compulsively readable…As forcefully as any novel one can think of, this novel conveys the cynicism, the terror, and the appetite for new experiences that have marked recent years.”

    New Yorker

  • “Dog Soldiers is a novel so good, so interesting and serious and funny and frightening, so absorbing, so impressive, so masterful…It is splendid, terrific action suspense.”

    Esquire

  • “Powerful, literally chilling.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “[An] engaging story…A gripping performance.”

    AudioFile

  • “The language is stripped and strong…[with] unerring dialogue and characterization.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 1975 National Book Award for Fiction
  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frederic Murray | 2/12/2014

    " Ok, this pretty much scared the shit out of me with its accurately drawn portrait of the desperate and the damned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ricky Orr | 2/7/2014

    " A violent story about a couple of soldiers from the Vietnam War and their ill-fated attempt at smuggling 3 keys of heroin back to the States. Things don't go well, and their efforts end tragically. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gwynne | 1/29/2014

    " Clearly written and, for the most part, quickly paced. The first half was much more compelling than the second half of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bill | 1/19/2014

    " No particular aspect of this book grabbed me, not that any particular aspect was bad. When I found myself debating if I should get further in Dog Soldiers or catch up on the news, I decided I might as well put this down and get something I wanted to read. "

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