• Hazardous Duty

  • America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports From the Front and Tells the Way It Is
  • By: David H. Hackworth
  • Narrated by: David H. Hackworth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-02-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Colonel David H. Hackworth, the maverick military hero and war correspondent, has earned over 70 awards for heroism as well as eight purple hearts. More than any other military commentator, he has the trust and confidence of the millions of soldiers -from foreign armies as well as our own. Hazardous Duty is a real-life, hard-hitting nonfiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the sands of Saudi Arabia, the deadly alleys of Mogadishu and the teeming streets of Port-au-Prince. Colonel Hackworth returns from these new American battlefields to report that the Pentagon is wasting hundred of billions of dollars gearing up to fight the wrong kind of wars, and offers a tough-love critique of American military leadership, interpreting the new post-Cold War conflicts.
©1997 David H. Hackworth (P)2009 Phoenix
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By J on 08-22-15

It's not "About Face"

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

I read this book when it first came out in the 90's and loved it. I was hoping Hack would be able to put a little extra in to make it worth getting on audio. Unfortunately, the production was half-assed and Hack seemed too tired to read his own book. That took a lot away from the story.

Has Hazardous Duty turned you off from other books in this genre?

I still love books about war and the military, and this book is good if you read the original.

Would you be willing to try another one of David H. Hackworth’s performances?

I would LOVE if they'd have Ray Porter read "About Face." Since Colonel Hackworth is dead, there will be no more books, articles or performances.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hazardous Duty?

There is little I'd cut out, I would ADD the rest of the book that weren't read like the parts about Haiti and Croatia.

Any additional comments?

I can't stress enough that I am a big fan of David Hackworth. It's just that this audiobook was produced, edited, and performed badly. Hack just sounded tired and un-involved with his own book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BK on 05-11-15


As a man who grew up on 20th Century battlefields, Hackworth has a lot to say that we ought to listen to. This is an important read for any political bent. Wish Audible had the unabridged version.

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