Men in Green Faces

  • by Gene Wentz, B. Abell Jurus
  • Narrated by Jeff Gurner
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Because it’s a novel, the truth can be told. Because it’s the truth, you’ll never forget it....
Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors - and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed.
Gene Michaels carries an M-60, 800 rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own. To bring him in, Michaels and his men will go behind the lines, where they’ll take on 5,000 NVA in the fight of their lives. In this stunning novel, former SEAL Gene Wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America’s most feared warriors as you’ve never seen them before.

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What the Critics Say

"Full of ambushes and firefights.… From page one I knew I wanted to be a SEAL. The more I read, the more I wanted to see if I could measure up." (Mark Owen, number-one New York Times best-selling author of No Easy Day)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too much like a Hollywood movie...

Any additional comments?

Had the privilege of knowing a few seals in Viet Nam one of whom was captured,mutilated,castrated (told they did not want anymore like him) and left for dead only to be retrieved buy his buddies later. As I read his DD214 Tears welled up in my eyes and I saluted Him! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS

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- Oldthaiger "John"

Realistic views of Viet Nam missions

Where does Men in Green Faces rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Once I started this book, it was hard to "put it down"


What did you like best about this story?

The characters came alive, the realism of the situations was right on, and the sensativity of Gene Wentz was portrayed well. Not everyone was a bad guy, not everyone was a good guy, that was the V.N. war.


Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not. His vocal, however, was a near-perfect read, not too gruff, not too soft.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

These situations made me appreciate what our armed forces do for us every day of every year. They put themselves in harm's way; we need to appreciate them more!


Any additional comments?

Any one who was over there or knew of someone who served there would probably enjoy this read.

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- Shere "Audio Book Girl"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio