1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $20.99

Buy for $20.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In mid-December 1968, after recovering from wounds sustained in a murderous mission, Gary Linderer returned to Phu Bai to complete his tour of duty as a LRP. His job was to find the enemy, observe him, or kill him - all the while behind enemy lines, where success could be as dangerous as discovery.

©1991 Gary A. Linderer (P)2019 Tantor

More from the same

What listeners say about Eyes Behind the Lines

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    264
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    225
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    232
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Must read for anyone who enjoys Vietnam era LRRP

NOTE TO THE BELOW REVIEWER AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS CONSIDERING THIS BOOK AND OTHERS LIKE IT———

In your review of this book you mentioned this book is up there with "dead center" and you would love other books similar to this. I've listened to every Vietnam war era memoir on audible and I suggest these books based on your taste, since you enjoyed "dead center" and this book.

You should listen to these following Vietnam era memoirs :

SILENT HERO's- Rick Greenberg (LRRP/Recon memoir , excellent story)
GOOD TO GO - Harry Constance (NAVY SEAL Memoir... Amazing book, great story. Author over 300 combat missions and over 32 military citations) a must listen!
WE FEW- Nick Brokhausen (MACV-SOG/ Recon team Habu memoir ) Great book
WHISPERS IN TALL GRASS - NIck Brokhausen (second book MACV-SOG/ RC Habu ) Great book
MEN IN GREEN FACES - Gene Wentz (Navy SEAL Memoir... Excellent book)
CHERRIES- John Podlaski

There's far too many to recall right now, but I will edit as I recall other great audiobooks on the subject for anyone interested in these great Vietnam memoirs. I listed silent Hero's first based on the first reviewer of "eyes behind the lines" taste based on their review. It's a great book, but out of the list in this review "Men in green faces" is most likely the best story.

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Lost me early in the story.....

I served in Vietnam as a US Army officer. There was a lot of necessary killing in war. As I started to listen to this book, the story was ruined for me when they used a helicopter to kill a wild tiger.....a useless killing in a time of too much necessary killing. I lost all respect for the author and those he was with at that incident. I cannot imagine turning a helicopter around to go back and run down a creature as magnificent as a tiger caught in the open and then killing it with full auto weapons. Really? That’s what you did in time of war? Hadn’t the author seen enough death?

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I want more.

This is the second best book I've heard next to Dead Center by Ed Kluger. It was hard to find a book like this and I dont think I'll find another. I caught myself almost looking around as if I was actually in the moment. Totally gripped me. Thank you for it.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great story

straight forward ... I could almost feel the stress as he was getting short.. Glad he made it out..

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

If you were there, you will get

I was stationed in the same area 1 year later doing something different. This is a thoughtful deeply personal of what many of our generation went through. Thank you sir, it brought tears to my eyes.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

LRRPs, the Real Badasses

Really enjoyed Linderer's honest look at war and came to appreciate the hell that some of these guys went through in Vietnam. Having said that, I still cannot imagine what it was like to live through it. What I really got out of this story was how we need one another to get through tough things. These guys, out in the jungle, surrounded by the enemy, had each other, and that's what got them through. Thank you to everyone who has served in the military for the United States.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An eye opening truth

Cowards sleep soundly at night in the United States, because of these men, men who perform the necessary violence of war. Most were not willing volunteers but drafted youth, pulled from the safety and comfort of their nation, to fight a war for the ungrateful South Vietnamese.
This book is a phenomenal yet saddening look at the horrors of war.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Raw

Struggles portrayed in this story are objectively and honestly recounted! Truth is always scarier than fiction. Humility and patriotism!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing is the headline this audio book deserves

Just when you think all the great Vietnam books have already been written something like this one suddenly comes along and bam surprise. This book is written with a straight forward approach but with terrific detail and flow and you do not want it to end, it is definitely is my top 5 Vietnam books. It is really hard to stop listening once you begin

The narrator David Colacci is a perfect fit for this and everything from the writing to the narration flows smoothly, the author is not only a decorated veteran but also knows how to tell a story and I mean that big time.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great reflection on a year in Vietnam

the narrator is easy to listen to and recounts the events in a very heart felt manner.
I really appreciate the insight to this rangers year in Vietnam. His epilog is right on,and the more we understand of this time the better we can separate the politics from the soldiers on the ground.
thank you for your service and sharing your experience.