Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone audiobook

Dog Soldiers: A Novel

By Robert Stone
Read by Tom Stechschulte

Blackstone Publishing
11.41 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1975 National Book Award for Fiction

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A Crime Reads Pick of Novels Exploring the Vietnam War Aftermath

A BookRiot Pick of Most Celebrated and Best Vietnam War Books

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Tom Stechschulte offers a firm reading that relates the novel’s events in a realistic and entertaining manner. He portrays Converse as a terse, hard-nosed character who still manages to be likable. Stechschulte’s delivery is remarkably solid throughout. His characters’ voices adjust accordingly as they journey through the plot. A gripping performance, to say the least.” AudioFile
“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
“Stone’s Dog Soldiers became a seminal text for disaffected youth across the country but especially those returning home from war only to find themselves out of step, ostracized, or just wondering what the hell had happened—a generation of young men, drafted and armed, who came to recognize just how little anyone in power cared about the value or quality of their lives.” CrimeReads
“The language is stripped and strong…[with] unerring dialogue and characterization.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Robert Stone

Author Bio: Robert Stone

Robert Stone (1937–2015) received most of the accolades and awards possible for a contemporary novelist, and he has been called the best writer of the post-Vietnam era. His many novels, which have enjoyed commercial success as well as critical acclaim, include the National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers, Damascus Gate, Bay of Souls, and A Hall of Mirrors. He was also the author of the short story collection Bear and His Daughter, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English