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Inside Delta Force Audiobook
Inside Delta Force
Written by: 
Eric L. Haney
Narrated by: 
Robertson Dean
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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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    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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    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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    Steve 03-11-13
    Steve 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good, but rather a stretch from being great"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Overall I enjoyed listening to the story, as I believe the author truly felt the way he described both his actions and emotions throughout the story. Was entertaining, but certain episodes appeared to have been glossed over.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very truthful and matter of fact. One of the best endings to a novel I have encountered.


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

    The author, Eric Haney, told the story and how the events affected his life.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Could not do justice to this book via a screen.


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    S. Shelton 03-11-13
    S. Shelton 03-11-13

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    "This is like an Adventure Movie only True!"

    I love non-fiction and this is amazing, easy to understand and still applies to our times. When watching action movies I roll my eyes at some of the impossible stories, and some are. However, this book tells of the training and the selection methods to pick the "best of the best". True historical events are told and how Delta Force succeeded to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This was written in 2005 and I listened in fascination as I remembered the stories and this book tells "the rest of the story."

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    Scott ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 03-05-13
    Scott ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enlightening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. An insiders look at special forces, especially Delta Force.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The first hand account from a true warrior.


    Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’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?

    It made me appreciate how difficult it is to be in special forces, how advanced are their skills and how great is their mental toughness. I'm glad they are on our side!


    Any additional comments?

    Fascinating read!

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    L. L. HAMM Jr. Massachusetts USA 03-04-13
    L. L. HAMM Jr. Massachusetts USA 03-04-13 Member Since 2016

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    "I now understand how these guys are that good!"
    If you could sum up Inside Delta Force in three words, what would they be?

    Understand the training!


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

    Great tour of shooting house hostage rescue final exam.


    What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

    consistent


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

    How many great men are ultimately lost.


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    Leah F. 02-19-13
    Leah F. 02-19-13
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    "Hard to get into, but really good."

    I was tempted to give up after the first 40 minutes, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. This is a very interesting story once you get into it. It's intense and very descriptive. Haney describes both the formation of the unit and the kinds of mission they went on, ranging from rescuing hostages to assaulting hi-jacked airplanes. As I listened, the dangers in the book felt completely real. I highly recommend it!

    The information is presented in a very straightforward way, in unflourished language. Haney also gives the reader in insider's look at the strange type of humor that those in the military enjoy. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't describe this as a "how-to" book. Although there are definitely things to be learned from it, I don't think any average person would learn enough to do anything useful with the information.

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    Dorothy 02-19-13
    Dorothy 02-19-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Our world today is safer thanks to these warriors"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. We should all have great respect for the military we seldom hear about. All of the Special Opps qualify for this .


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    So well done it is hard to stop listening till the end.


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

    Would not seem as real.


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

    Comfort in the fact that terrorism is dealt with - we just don't know about it.


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    Todd Sarasota, FL, United States 02-14-13
    Todd Sarasota, FL, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Naration matters."
    Would you try another book from Eric L. Haney and/or Robertson Dean?

    This book was a clear and concise account of the stand up and early history of Delta Force. It was very well written withour glorification or "cheese." I really enjoyed it and would read other books from this author.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the clear picture of the selection and training process for Delta Force.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robertson Dean?

    Although Robertson Dean's narration might have been well suited to the author's attitude, I wished for more inflection.


    Was Inside Delta Force worth the listening time?

    Definitely!


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    Steven 02-04-13
    Steven 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Listen. Very Interesting point of view."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the personal touch that the author gave to his story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author makes you realize that its not just guns and tech that make some one a Delta Force member. The people and their training are the real weapon.


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

    The authors intonation made each character clear.


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

    I had no idea that the US used Delta in their protection details!


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