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  • Danger Close: Tactical Air Controllers in Afghanistan and Iraq

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steve Call
    • Narrated By Claton Butcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    "America had a secret weapon," writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive - and unexpected - military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored....

    Ray says: "Riveting, Enlightening, and Sobering"
    "Riveting, Enlightening, and Sobering"
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    Listening to Danger Close by Steve Call and narrated by Claton Butcher was an incredible experience for me. I had heard of some of the heroic things that took place in Afganistan and Iraq, but to listen to the 1st hand accounts of these men in life and death situations putting their lives on the line for their comrades and using their training, knowledge and ingenuity to make a major difference in these wars was inspiring. I listened to the book as I was driving to and from appointments during work, and I found that sometimes I didn't want to turn it off because I was caught up so much in the battle that was taking place.

    Steve did a tremendous job of explaining the role of the TACPes and using the 1st hand experiences to bring to life the responsibility and the ability they had and how they made a difference in the battles. I came away with a new appreciation for what our men in uniforms do in the battlefields and the real danger that they face in those battles. I also came to understand this un-known team of men that make a major impact on the success of the United States in these wars.

    Claton did a great job of narrating the book. He was able to read it with enough emotion to keep it alive, but was able to let me get my emotions tied up in the story. His voice is alive and really read well with the book.

    I noticed that there was a one star rating. I don't how anyone who reads or listens to this book can come away without being in awe of what these men do to fulfill their duty and protect freedom around the world. I would recommend that if you haven't listened to this book that you do so and you to will be amazed at the wonderful work this special team of men do to make a real difference in the wars that are fought. Danger Close was written well by Steve Call and read well by Claton Butcher.

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