With the extraction of Osama bin Laden, there has been a recent interest in special forces. One of the most engaging of books in this genre is Eric Haney’s Inside Delta Force. Haney, a founding member of the Delta Force, tells the story of how he was recruited, chosen, trained and survived grueling service in the unit. Of particular interest is Haney’s description of the 1980 aborted Iranian hostage rescue attempt. The book is filled with insight, humor, practical information, and great descriptions. This is a wonderfully engaging, positive book. The reading of Robertson Dean is an excellent addition.
Eric Haney tells his story so naturally. It's very infectous. Wish they had some more of Eric haney's books.
This audio book was a great listen.
I only wish that there was as more to the actual missions in the last third of the book. For example, the author describes in great detail all the team members in Beirut, but once all of that is done, offers a cursory summary of the type of events they went through in Beirut instead of actual missions. In fact much of the action is based on Delta forces working with operators they trained in other countries.
After listening to all the selection and training that made these heroes great, I would like to hear about one of their missions that actually executed end to end.
well if i could sum up delta force in 3 words with a minimum of 15 words and 25 characters, i'd say that is nonsensical. have a good-un.
Eric Haney tells it like it is. His recalling of going through "Selection" was awesome. His stories of missions he went on were enough to make me sit in the car with the engine running for "just a few more minutes". His insight on terrorism made me sit up and listen.
Now for the narrator: I don't care for the style of Mr. Dean. He reminds me so much of the kid in class who reads every word exactly as it is on the page.
this book filled in some of the gaps in the stories I knew about and it may tell you what happen in in the 70's and 80's that you only saw part of on the news
Eric Haney provides interesting insight into one of the many aspects of special operations we like to read about. I know that his book is taken a lot of heat from those inside and outside of the community, but I found the story speak consistently entertaining and worthy of listing from beginning to end. The narration of this book is first-rate, and it is sure to keep anyone interested in the topic wrapped-up in the events clear to the end.
Captivating. Worthy. Great.
My main beef with Robertson's performance in this audiobook was that he didn't really put any emotions into the characters' lines. It wasn't that the audiobook was boring to listen to, I just wasn't really fond of the performance done by Dean.
I wouldn't say "extreme". But there are some moments that shocked me. Mainly the death of Haney's comrades in the unit.
Give it a buy. It's got some insight on units around the world similar to Delta Force. Other Delta operations, and it's interesting to see a closer look on the life of one of these guys during their service.
I am the most amazing version of myself that I have ever met.
This book was surprisingly good, with a great mix of action, information, and perspective. The narration, too, was clear and kept my interest.
I have listened to quite a few military books, and many of them are from former Navy Seals or various Special Forces Operators. But Delta Force is a unit that you don't hear much about. This book basically provides information into the formation of this unit, its purposes, and some of the missions that Haney undertook while serving in the counter-terrorism unit. And I realize that that description makes the book sound mundane and generic, but it was incredibly interesting and entertaining.
My favorite thing about the book was actually Haney's perspective on world events, terrorism, and the United States Military. He's a very smart man, very articulate, and obviously has seen some crazy things. In my opinion, men with honor and valor like Haney are true heros.
If you enjoy books such as Lone Survivor, No Easy Day, or The Red Circle, you'll love Inside Delta Force.