Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent; they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined.
From Iran to Grenada to Iraq, the 160th SOAR (A) has been at the point of the spear and in the thick of combat, delivering and supporting Delta operators, Rangers, and SEAL teams around the globe, in all weather, night or day. Simply put, they are the best of the best, and here for the first time are their hair-raising true stories of battle, capture, victory, and loss.
©2006 Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, and Robert L. Johnson; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
"The book's action scenes are numerous and spine-tingling, its portraits of men living a life of danger absorbing, and the regiment's sadly long roll of honor distinctly moving." (Booklist)
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.
Fasinating read that held my attention from the get-go! Reads more like a novel than just dry historical facts. I enjoyed the descriptions of the different types of helio's and what part each can play in certain situations of battle. I was glad the authors of the books gave us real people and real missions. Mr Lawlor did a great job with the narration. Completely enjoyable.
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