Yes. Because of the story.
As far as I know, this is the only book ever written about the 160th SOAR. It tells the story of the unit, how it began, and highlights the bravery and professionalism of the men within it's ranks.
He tends to place emphases inappropriately. He is way over animated and almost cartoonish.
This is the third book I've read that Patrick Lawlor has narrated. One book was written to appeal to a wide audience and not just the military / history enthusiast. That was okay. The other was written about a Special Forces unit in Iraq. Mr. Lawlor's narration was equally as annoying as this one, but that book was relatively short... Being a former Army Aviator myself, it's difficult to make my way through the audible version of this book. The book itself is very good.
I have listened to this book twice while I still have others waiting. I will probably listen again to the tales of these brave men!
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
This true story is about the birth of the superior helicopter pilot's of the US. The dream of one man became a reality when he was able to convince the hierarchy of the Army that there was a need to establish the best of the best helicopter pilots to fight anywhere and everywhere that they were needed. These elite helicopter pilots were the Night Stalkers.
There are individual stories that are told of the courageous men who served and serve the Night Stalkers.
When the Night Stalkers began there were no night vision goggles. These men learned to fly in the night. They also fly in the day but still want the darkness for the stealth that it provides against the enemy.
These pilots are the best of the best. They try to tuck their fear away when on a mission. They will fight to the death for the warriors they drop in any and all places in the world to fight for the freedom of the United States of America. These pilots understand the meaning of brotherhood, One for all and all for one.
The narration is great, the stories are without question, memorable and well written. I have learned that there is another segment of the armed forces that put themselves in peril for their country. They are one of the bravest segments of our nation who will give their lives for me and you.
Yes, the different characters are wonderfully portrayed,
Don't have a favorite the mix of all of them were great
Can't choose just one
A good book. I had heard of this story before and it was a very interesting book to listen to. I would recommend it to anyone.
Unfortunately I read this after reading Fearless. A mistake. In comparison the stories were flat and without feeling.
My other observation is the quality of the fighting man. After reading books from the early days of Iraq to the end of Afghanistan it's amazing the improved quality of the American fighting man.
Unfortunately this book had stories from these theatres and others and it was very frustrating to hear all the incompetencies and still have compassion for the solders.
i drive a truck on the night shift. i love hearing interesting stories, i need some action to keep me awake :)
the subject matter.
black hawk down.
great read as non-fiction. action is never that smooth. us military propaganda for sure but it kept me entertained.
Got this book after listening to the book on Delta force history which was excellent and put me on to Night Stalkers, This book will take you with them into there world good and bad.
I have a big interest in Army rotary wing aviation, and I really enjoyed this book. The narrator isn't my favorite, and I've grown kind of tired of hearing books read by him. Also, there were a lot of words that were used too often in the book, so that everytime you heard them you thought to yourself "didn't the authors have a thesaurus handy?" Other than those two gripes, it was an excellent account of the 160th SOAR, and very interesting and in depth.