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Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit | [Eric L. Haney]

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).
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Publisher's Summary

Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft, survive alone in hostile cities, speak foreign languages fluently, strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force operator.

In this dramatic chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best.

With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting US Marines at an airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes.

From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of around-the-world action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop.

©2002 Eric L. Haney; Afterword 2005 by Eric L. Haney (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The story of the US military’s elite counterterrorism warriors… Timely… fascinating… well-written.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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    sean bronx, NY, United States 12-31-12
    sean bronx, NY, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Nicely done all around."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inside Delta Force to be better than the print version?

    very similar experience


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    good detailed first person narrative, you almost feel what Haney is going through.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    he does a good job with all characters


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

    a few laughs. not much of a crier


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.
    Some contradiction out there between Haney and Military. Haney's vivd imagination? Goverment does have a way of distorting and covering up facts. Hell, they kept cland ops secret for years. you decide.

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    Cessna 11-13-12
    Cessna 11-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Delta Force = Counterterrorist"
    What did you love best about Inside Delta Force?

    All the information I learned


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I am safer with existence of Delta Force. They are the best at recovering a highjacked aircraft.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he spoke about how Snipers are psycologically chosen.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That Delta Force short gunners learn to shoot looking at the target not the sight on the gun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Crested Butte, CO, United States 10-29-12
    David Crested Butte, CO, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story from somebody on the inside"
    Would you listen to Inside Delta Force again? Why?

    I think once was enough for this one.


    What other book might you compare Inside Delta Force to and why?

    Fighter Pilot, see below.


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

    I think he also did "Fighter Pilot" which was in a similar vein (military history)


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I wasn't really sure what Delta Force was about. I'm thankful that we have them.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of the book--more than half--is about the grueling training that Haney went thru to become an operator. Some of this got a bit tedious at times. I might have preferred more stories about the operations. Still, this is an amazing story, told well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. V 10-27-12
    Mr. V 10-27-12

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    "Very interesting."
    Would you listen to Inside Delta Force again? Why?

    I prefer not to listen to audio books more than once. However, I would recommend this book to others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The inside story about the house where they train to rescue hostages is fascinating. I still find it hard to believe this stuff went on with real bullets.

    Also, it was very interesting hearing the inside story of the failed Iran Hostage rescue attempt from one of the leaders of the rescue attempt.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first time they went through the hostage rescue house when they had no idea what to expect, was riveting.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How to adjust your bearings when you are lost in the woods.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth reading for anyone who enjoys military history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Rapolas Winter Haven, FL United States 10-01-12
    Mike Rapolas Winter Haven, FL United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read"
    What did you love best about Inside Delta Force?

    I really enjoyed this book. It gave a different perspective of the war. But it lacked in depth descriptions of his training. Otherwise I would recommend it.


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    Michael D. Sackett Sterling Heights, MI USA 09-24-12
    Michael D. Sackett Sterling Heights, MI USA 09-24-12

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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to Inside Delta Force again? Why?

    No, I normally don't listen to anything twice.


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His reading style is enjoyable and there weren't any annoying habits I've run into with other readers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary 09-12-12
    Gary 09-12-12
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    "Very fascinating. Very insightful."

    It was a pleasure to listen to and to hear about.
    I think all aspects of this book are commendable.
    I had no idea this guy had experienced so many of those critical missions.

    This is THE dude to get the story from!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Francisco Pasig City, Philippines 09-11-12
    Francisco Pasig City, Philippines 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Possibily the best military book I've read so far"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to people who are interested in special forces operations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside Delta Force?

    This book is written so well that it would make you feel as if you're actually going through selection and deployment yourself. It's very detailed but not so much that it would bore you.


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was read well, but nothing special about it.


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

    Seriously? What the hell kind of question is that?


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    deborah 09-09-12
    deborah 09-09-12
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    "Excellent"
    Where does Inside Delta Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was an extraordinary listen; the narrator was very, very good. The story kept me listening.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Duluth, MN, United States 09-08-12
    Paul Duluth, MN, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "To much training story in the beginning"
    What made the experience of listening to Inside Delta Force the most enjoyable?

    I hate to write anything bad about someone who has devoted his life to his country, but then I think the author would be insulted if I was honest with him. First half of the book covered training but it had to many details about it. Maybe the author made him I don't know but I thought that it could have been reduced.

    Second half of the book was what I had expected, great read!


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for giving so much for our feedom!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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