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Author: Tim O'Brien Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781452680798
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Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.  Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • A personal document of aching clarity. . . . A beautiful, painful book. New York Times Book Review
  • “O’Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier’s daily life in the paddies and foxholes, evokes a blind, blundering war…Tim O’Brien writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility…A personal document of aching clarity…A beautiful, painful book.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was/is Vietnam.”

    Minneapolis Star and Tribune

  • “Dan Miller’s performance is exceptional. His narration is always clear and well paced. When he occasionally takes on the voice of one of O’Brien’s vivid characters, his performance blends seamlessly with the story.”


  • “Narrator Dan Jon Miller’s youthful voice is a perfect match for the material…O’Brien’s powerful memoir remains highly relevant and should be standard issue to all military personnel and their families. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal Audio Review

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About the Author

Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for Going After Cacciato. His other works include the acclaimed novels The Things They Carried and July, July. In the Lake of the Woods received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by Time. O’Brien lives in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.