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The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander | [Pete Blaber]

The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.
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As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life.

As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

©2013 Pete Blaber (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Vincent J. Capone Wilmington, DE United States 06-22-14
    Vincent J. Capone Wilmington, DE United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great lesson for lif forged in the elite forces"
    Would you listen to The Mission, the Men, and Me again? Why?

    Definitely a multiple listen book as the lessons are embedded in story layers that can improve anyone's outlokk and life


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    Billy Little Rock, Arkansas 05-16-14
    Billy Little Rock, Arkansas 05-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to The Mission, the Men, and Me again? Why?

    I will definitely listen again. The depth and breadth of everyday practical applications from each of his stories and missions was very captivating. Every mission he talked about, including the planning aspects, had advice that you can apply in your day-to day life. The overarching theme was to consider how your decisions will affect: 1st - Your Mission, 2nd - Your Men, and 3rd - Me.

    He also went into some of the concepts that helped him to understand what he needed to do to become a better operator and leader. "The mind has three elementary phases it goes through when it's thinking: saturate, incubate, and illuminate. although they generally occur in order, all three are continuous processes, so your mind is constantly cycling through all three phases.The most effective approach to a situation is to detect our mind's ability to recognize the life patterns that happen" How you handle and solve problems when you encounter them, will ultimately decide the outcome. Throughout the book, he explains his adventure and ends with a life lesson so we can understand, adapt, and master the future.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peter Blaber


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    He did not overdo it when it came to trying to portray the accents of the enemies. The tone and performance was just right.


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    Freeman Miami, FL, United States 04-28-14
    Freeman Miami, FL, United States 04-28-14 Member Since 2007

    Conservative, politics, history, classics, Ambrose, twain, Steinbeck, Hemingway, my first audio book was the old man and the sea. Addicted.

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    What did you love best about The Mission, the Men, and Me?

    The captain


    What other book might you compare The Mission, the Men, and Me to and why?

    Outlaw platoon


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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    I kept notes that I use all the time, it was a good book.

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    Chris Nor Cal 03-01-14
    Chris Nor Cal 03-01-14 Member Since 2014

    If you see a BMW motorcycle cruising down the road, you can be assured I'm listening to a book from Audible!

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    If you're looking for a story book collection of battles and adrenaline spiking drama, this isn't that kind of book. The author did a great job in both titling it appropriately, as deciding what to include. I took many notes from the author, and have incorporated his leadership lessons into my personal and professional life. A must read for any junior leader, or senior leader who has lost his/her base.

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    Lynn Mesa, AZ, United States 12-14-13
    Lynn Mesa, AZ, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does The Mission, the Men, and Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's easily in the top 10. Peter, when I get into the military I can only hope to emulate your leadership skills.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Blaber does a superb job of mixing combat missions and applying them to real life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is literally 4 or 5 that I could choose from.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Without a doubt.


    Any additional comments?

    I drive everywhere for my job and I've waited for awhile for this book to land in the audiobook section and I wasn't disappointed. Get this book, you won't regret it.

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