• The Eyes of the Eagle

  • F Company LRPs in Vietnam, 1968
  • By: Gary A. Linderer
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (290 ratings)

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 $17.49

Buy for $17.49

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 the 101st Airborne, if you cared enough to send the very best, you sent The Howlers.

Gary Linderer volunteered for the Army, then volunteered for Airborne training. When he reached Vietnam in 1968, he was assigned to the famous "Screaming Eagles," the 101st Airborne Division. Once there, he volunteered for training and duty with F Company 58th Inf, the Long Range Patrol company that was "the Eyes of the Eagle."

F Company pulled reconnaissance missions and ambushes, and Linderer recounts night insertions into enemy territory, patrols against NVA antiaircraft emplacements and rocket-launching facilities, the fragging of an unpopular company commander, and one of the bravest demonstrations of courage under fire that has ever been described. The Eyes of the Eagle is an accurate, exciting look at the recon soldier's war. There are none better.

©1991 Gary A. Linderer (P)2020 Tantor

What listeners say about The Eyes of the Eagle

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    233
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    193
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    210
  • 4 Stars
    28
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

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

Loved it

Both of Gary's books are excellent. It is great to hear these stories and share those experiences with us. I was hoping for more books from these guys since I read Six SIlent Men years ago hopefully Audible will produce that book and Charlie Rangers.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Great

I actually read this book several years ago. It was again quite enjoyable to listen to.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Absolutely needless Filthy language.

Absolutely needless filthy language, Probably could have been a good story to enjoy. What a waste.

2 people found this helpful

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

good book

pretty good book with a story to connects you the the writer's unit and story.

1 person found this helpful

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

Couldn't put it down

It took a couple chapters but I stayed up late into the night listening a couple times because I just had to know how things ended up. The story while true is incredible and the narrator does a good job in the telling, nothing flashy but more than satisfactory.

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

Re downloaded, and works again!!

Redownload and works again! It has audio! Should have tried this months ago. I was just getting pissed feeling ripped off. Everything is great now. Audio has started working again after deleting and re-downloading the book. Happy again!!

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

Awesome story! Great narration

Quintessential study of Rangers in 1968-69 Vietnam. Heartfelt, sincere, moving. Just download book 2 Eyes behind the lines.