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The Mission, the Men, and Me Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Billy Little Rock, Arkansas 05-16-14
    Billy Little Rock, Arkansas 05-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "DELTA Adventures with Everyday Tactical Advice"
    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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colby 09-11-15
    Colby 09-11-15
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    ""IT'S NOT REALITY UNLESS IT'S SHARED!""

    I'm going to sound cliche'...however it's my reality. This book changed my life! I'm a 30 year old man now (29 when I first read this.) I lost my father to suicide a few years back. I am married and own a window coverings business. I am a bit of a nomad...I lose myself to lack of wisdom and guiding principles. This book, has had a profound impact on my internal dialect...and a new motor to be an effective human being. This book nailed it...I go back and listen to the guiding principles about every other week in the last chapter. READ THIS BOOK. Thank you Mr.Blaber and please write another!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JLS 09-09-14
    JLS 09-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up The Mission, the Men, and Me in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Gripping, Insightful


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed Pete's lessons learned during his time in the unit.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, I have read it a few times and it was nice to listen to it as well. Good story, good insights into leadership, and interesting to learn about that part of our military history too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent J. Capone Wilmington, DE United States 06-22-14
    Vincent J. Capone Wilmington, DE United States 06-22-14
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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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    Chris 03-01-14
    Chris 03-01-14

    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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    Jameson 09-16-16
    Jameson 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good perspective"

    I've heard most of these events from other stories, but it's good to hear them from Pete's perspective since he was there. It felt somewhat awkward at first with the life lessons being spelled out, but they do come together well as the book progresses. A good listen that I'll probably buy in book form for referencing.

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    Micah Clark Seattle, WA, USA 09-13-16
    Micah Clark Seattle, WA, USA 09-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good text, kooky narrator"

    Interesting with some valuable lessons for leaders. The narrator is a bit much, making up slightly bizarre accents for foreign characters. Otherwise fine.

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    William 09-02-16
    William 09-02-16 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fun Read with Good Advice"

    This book is fast, interesting, and you'll leave the book with practical advice you can use in everyday life. "Developing the situation"

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    Jorge Albarran Moreno Valley, CA 08-08-16
    Jorge Albarran Moreno Valley, CA 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great insights into Leadership."

    This book makes you think twice of the way you think, process, and take action on situation on the ground. There are many lessons to take away from M3 and apply to our lives. A necessary read for anyone in a leadership position.

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    Paul Hendricksen 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Read the book twice and it's message should be told to all my fellow leaders in the military.

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    "When management get it wrong"

    This is more than a gripping read about special forces and there exploits, it's also a demonstration of how interference by senior management who are egotistical can cause serious cocky ps to escalate, in this case leading to a tragic loss of life. A fantastically well written and read story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Lewis M Armstrong
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    "Not enough action"

    Starts well and is generally a good story. Not enough action for me though, most of the book is about lessons learned on mission but fails to detail said mission. Always felt I wanted more detail

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