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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryce Courtenay Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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Thommo returns from Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. He begins to develop all kinds of physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds he is not alone. Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died in the Battle of Long Tan, are affected the same way.

Now Thommo and his mates are 11 angry men out for revenge. They rope in an ex-Viet Cong with 'special skills' and his own secret agenda. They're the 'Dirty Dozen', just like the movie. Only it's real life, and they're so screwed up they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. That is, until a woman of character steps in. Wendy's infant daughter is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant. Hell hath no fury, as she sets out to mould this bunch of ex-jungle fighters into a unit that will fight for justice, by fair means or foul.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Binet | 12/8/2013

    " A really sweet, sad story. Also, I think, a timely affirmation that you can support your vets and troops no matter how you feel about a war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 12/7/2013

    " This Courtenay novel is an excellent story of men affected by Agent Orange and the various woes of war. For me it is not as great as some of his novels, but very enjoyable and listening to Humphrey Bower is always pure pleasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 12/3/2013

    " Not my favorite Courtenay book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 4/14/2013

    " I loved the book. It is a short read but enjoyable and resourceful. Unusual characters that unite to address a complex and difficult problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Sandford | 3/23/2013

    " It was a bit slow to start off. But good to read Aussie story. Year 10 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nele | 2/11/2013

    " Another book with ties to Austrailia....not his very best but still good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taryn | 11/20/2012

    " Thius bok was extremly slow started but ended up quite good, i couldn;t put it down for the last few chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 10/14/2012

    " Surprised me, didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 4/14/2012

    " This was a short read that had a surprising amount of story to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alcy_girl | 2/7/2012

    " What a great light read! I really enjoyed it, but it would have to be seen as a book of fiction. The facts are totally fictional..they have to be! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 12/31/2011

    " This was my least favorite Bryce Courtenay book yet. His characters were less compelling than in some of his other novels. However, the ending completely redeems the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/25/2011

    " i read this book in a day and could not put it down!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 zespri | 9/8/2011

    " this is my fav Bryce Courtenay book so far - found the historical content interesting and learnt a few new things about the Vietnam war and its impact on those involved - directly and indirectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Allen | 3/6/2011

    " Having a father who went to vietnam I enjoyed this book it shed a light on understanding him a little better. Bloody awful war that we should never have been involved with but the soldiers bared the brunt of the blame for only doing what they were told. It was serve or prison! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/2/2011

    " Surprised me, didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 zespri | 12/9/2008

    " this is my fav Bryce Courtenay book so far - found the historical content interesting and learnt a few new things about the Vietnam war and its impact on those involved - directly and indirectly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nele | 2/11/2008

    " Another book with ties to Austrailia....not his very best but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 12/18/2007

    " This was my least favorite Bryce Courtenay book yet. His characters were less compelling than in some of his other novels. However, the ending completely redeems the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alcy_girl | 8/17/2007

    " What a great light read! I really enjoyed it, but it would have to be seen as a book of fiction. The facts are totally fictional..they have to be! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 7/30/2007

    " I loved the book. It is a short read but enjoyable and resourceful. Unusual characters that unite to address a complex and difficult problem. "

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