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4.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evan Wright Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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They were called a generation without heroes.

Then they were called upon to be heroes.

Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer.

Generation Kill is the national bestselling book based on the National Magazine Award–winning story in Rolling Stone. It is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American War.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nuanced and grounded in details often overlooked in daily journalistic accounts…A complex portrait of able young men raised on video games and trained as killers.”

    New York Times

  • “A pungently written combat narrative and a close-range study of a bunch of twentysomething warriors trying to get a handle on who they are.”

    Time

  • “One of the best books to come out of the Iraq war…An adrenaline rush of intelligent prose.”

    Financial Times

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hugo | 4/25/2011

    " Just a lot of crude jokes and shenanigans. Even though it's like that some time in the military it was over exemplified in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Delilah | 4/13/2011

    " Thought-provoking and accessible, clear prose which seeks to explicate conflict from the ground-level, and to humanise rather than demonise. Worthwhile reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leila | 3/11/2011

    " This is the best book I've read so far this year. I do not like war stories as a general rule, I find them depressing. But this book was so engrossing I could not put it down. I read it after watching the HBO miniseries, which is also fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/19/2011

    " I would say this is a counterpart to Band of Brothers in terms of how it captures the attitude, atmosphere, and scope of the war it describes. Check out the T.V. show to see Fruity Rudy and the rest of the companies in all their glory. "

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