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Inside Delta Force Audiobook

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

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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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    Sarah Stone ATOKA, TN, United States 12-04-13
    Sarah Stone ATOKA, TN, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "interesting listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am intrigued by terrorism and secret Delta Force organizations, This book told just enough to keep you interested and still private enough to not blow any national secrets.


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

    I appreciated that even though it is a personal memoir, it wasn't 'me me me', but mostly stores of "my team". This is very much like Airline pilot Captain Sullenberger's book, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As a military veteran myself, having been through boot camp and training camp (although NOTHING like he chronicles, thank goodness), I found the beginning passages about the selection process interesting and something I could (somewhat) identify with.


    Any additional comments?

    Any naysayers who think CSM Haney (Retired) is just puffing himself up in this book need to remember this is HIS perspective of HIS experiences.It is really a balanced look back at his time in the Army.

    I also think he is SPOT on in his observations in the epilogue about our nation's greatest threats.

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    patrick 05-15-13
    patrick 05-15-13
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    "an enveloping listen"
    If you could sum up Inside Delta Force in three words, what would they be?

    well if i could sum up delta force in 3 words with a minimum of 15 words and 25 characters, i'd say that is nonsensical. have a good-un.


    What did you like best about this story?

    audio format


    What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

    fludity


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

    no


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    Tim Bradenton, FL, United States 04-25-13
    Tim Bradenton, FL, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story - Not So Great Narrator"

    Eric Haney tells it like it is. His recalling of going through "Selection" was awesome. His stories of missions he went on were enough to make me sit in the car with the engine running for "just a few more minutes". His insight on terrorism made me sit up and listen.

    Now for the narrator: I don't care for the style of Mr. Dean. He reminds me so much of the kid in class who reads every word exactly as it is on the page.

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    Gary 03-27-13
    Gary 03-27-13
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    "great read"

    this book filled in some of the gaps in the stories I knew about and it may tell you what happen in in the 70's and 80's that you only saw part of on the news

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    Philip D. Mann Oklahoma City, OK, United States 03-26-13
    Philip D. Mann Oklahoma City, OK, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent Story for Everyone Interested in SFOD-D"

    Eric Haney provides interesting insight into one of the many aspects of special operations we like to read about. I know that his book is taken a lot of heat from those inside and outside of the community, but I found the story speak consistently entertaining and worthy of listing from beginning to end. The narration of this book is first-rate, and it is sure to keep anyone interested in the topic wrapped-up in the events clear to the end.

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    Jeffrey R. Jury Austin, TX, US 03-25-13
    Jeffrey R. Jury Austin, TX, US 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A former Delta with a complex background."
    If you could sum up Inside Delta Force in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating. Worthy. Great.


    What didn’t you like about Robertson Dean’s performance?

    My main beef with Robertson's performance in this audiobook was that he didn't really put any emotions into the characters' lines. It wasn't that the audiobook was boring to listen to, I just wasn't really fond of the performance done by Dean.


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

    I wouldn't say "extreme". But there are some moments that shocked me. Mainly the death of Haney's comrades in the unit.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a buy. It's got some insight on units around the world similar to Delta Force. Other Delta operations, and it's interesting to see a closer look on the life of one of these guys during their service.

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    JEFFERY Sparks, NV, United States 03-19-13
    JEFFERY Sparks, NV, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "very worth your time"

    this was a very good book that give you onsite view into several operations and it is very good read

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    Robert El Cajon, CA, United States 03-18-13
    Robert El Cajon, CA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great insight and Great book."
    Would you listen to Inside Delta Force again? Why?

    Yes, there is a lot of interesting information.


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

    All the different types of training that he went through is very interesting and down right cool.


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of the most interesting books I have listened to and gave me an even higher respect for these operators.

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    George 03-12-13
    George 03-12-13
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    "Exciting Book"

    Eric Haney tells a great tale. He's good at it. The book is partly a story about training to be a Delta force "operator" and partly about the time he spent after he became qualified...making history in Grenada, Beiruit, Iran and Central America. As always, there is some stupid stuff and some controversy. By and large, he compliments those who deserve it and flames those who don't. It was a well written book, whether you believe everything he says, or not.

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    Fares Odessa, FL, United States 03-12-13
    Fares Odessa, FL, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Found the facts about Lebanon to be very accurate"
    What did you love best about Inside Delta Force?

    Vivid details of the training and various missions that Eric was sent on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How things were brought to life and the ability to learn what the Delta Force goes through.


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

    His diversity in expressing emotion, mood and individuals accents.


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

    Laugh


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