The Stragglers

  • by Charles Smith
  • Narrated by Sean Kilgore
  • 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Armed with M1 rifles, bayonets, and a few hand grenades, young soldiers from different units, operating without command, come together as The Stragglers. Take a journey into the trenches in this fascinating true story of a group of misplaced soldiers fighting courageously as other American troops withdrew from the city of Chinju, South Korea. Charles C. Smith recalls the story of his 17-year-old self, the lone survivor from a battle that took place more than 50 years ago. A rag-tag group of soldiers solidifies as The Stragglers. As lives are lost, honor and courage are upheld.


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Customer Reviews

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Important Read

I found this a good record of the Korean police action (war) but it was a dry and convoluted way to tell the story.
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- Clifford

Poorly written and poorly read

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Rush Limbaugh fan

Would you recommend The Stragglers to your friends? Why or why not?

no. Author did not do enough research, just pleaded with his audience to do his research for him. Far too many details were left out.

What didn’t you like about Sean Kilgore’s performance?

He restarts sentences and mispronounces words.

What character would you cut from The Stragglers?

not relevant.

Any additional comments?

His praise for right wing conservatives was irrelevant to the story being told and distracted from it. His current political beliefs do a disservice to his comrades who died in battle in Korea - it is their story which should be told, not today's politics left or right.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2010
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing