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The Night Stalkers Audiobook

The Night Stalkers

Here are thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit - the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Here are thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit - the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 04-16-14
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 04-16-14 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Warriors of the 160th SOAR"

    This true story is about the birth of the superior helicopter pilot's of the US. The dream of one man became a reality when he was able to convince the hierarchy of the Army that there was a need to establish the best of the best helicopter pilots to fight anywhere and everywhere that they were needed. These elite helicopter pilots were the Night Stalkers.

    There are individual stories that are told of the courageous men who served and serve the Night Stalkers.

    When the Night Stalkers began there were no night vision goggles. These men learned to fly in the night. They also fly in the day but still want the darkness for the stealth that it provides against the enemy.

    These pilots are the best of the best. They try to tuck their fear away when on a mission. They will fight to the death for the warriors they drop in any and all places in the world to fight for the freedom of the United States of America. These pilots understand the meaning of brotherhood, One for all and all for one.

    The narration is great, the stories are without question, memorable and well written. I have learned that there is another segment of the armed forces that put themselves in peril for their country. They are one of the bravest segments of our nation who will give their lives for me and you.

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    MAL 03-29-14
    MAL 03-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to The Night Stalkers again? Why?

    Yes, the different characters are wonderfully portrayed,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don't have a favorite the mix of all of them were great


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't choose just one


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


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    Amazon Customer 03-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't like it."
    What disappointed you about The Night Stalkers?

    The story line itself was a bit bland. The details were ok but it was just not for me.


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    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 11-18-12
    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The Night Stalkers."

    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.

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    Morris 11-13-12
    Morris 11-13-12
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    "They did more"

    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.

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    christopher San Jose, CA, United States 09-11-12
    christopher San Jose, CA, United States 09-11-12

    i drive a truck on the night shift. i love hearing interesting stories, i need some action to keep me awake :)

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    "excellent."
    What made the experience of listening to The Night Stalkers the most enjoyable?

    the subject matter.


    What other book might you compare The Night Stalkers to and why?

    black hawk down.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lawlor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

    great read as non-fiction. action is never that smooth. us military propaganda for sure but it kept me entertained.

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    robert qualicum beach, British Columbia, Canada 08-09-12
    robert qualicum beach, British Columbia, Canada 08-09-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding Listen"

    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.

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    Matthew A. Comchoc 05-04-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good Overall."

    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.

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 02-01-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 02-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "History Made Real"

    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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