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Violence of Action Audiobook

Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror

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Publisher's Summary

Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Within this audio are the heartfelt, firsthand accounts from and about the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17, and everything in between... These stories have been told many times in barracks rooms, at bar tables, and at backyard barbecues, but they have never before been shared with the general public. It is time for those stories to be heard.

So much more than just stories from a specific unit, this audiobook reveals the sights, smells, and emotions of everything that happens in war - good or bad. It will be seen as the quintessential, ageless work on the human condition in combat.

©2014 Blackside Concepts (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Violence of Action is truly a book like no other ever written." (Kerry Patton, author of Contracted: America's Secret Warriors)

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    supermann 07-08-15
    supermann 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!"

    Great collection of stories! For me personally, the female narrator wasn't great, but the rest was very well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shane 06-18-15
    shane 06-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    Rarely do you hear or read stories of the Rangers but this book definitely sheds some light on their participation in the Iraqi and Afghan war. I did however notice that the narrator mispronounced several words and there was one chapter that was read by a woman portraying a deceased Rangers mother that I thought did not belong in this book. The chapter in question seemed more like religious propaganda rather than about the 75th. I actually skipped this chapter after listening to ten minutes of it. Other than that, I found the book to be very informative and hilarious at times. I recommend.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 05-21-16
    Lee 05-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak."

    Just difficult to stay with. Unsure if it was the writing or the delivery. could be better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marc P. Timbrook 03-22-16
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    "Good personnel memoirs Poorly Narrated"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

    Needs a better written story line, felt it bounce around too much


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    What happen in the war on terror


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Boring


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kurt Anderson 05-27-15
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    "Worth it."

    A little annoying as the narrator pronounces Military terms with slightly odd inflections but the stories are phenomenal.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence C. Del Regno Rowlett, Texas United States 04-19-15
    Lawrence C. Del Regno Rowlett, Texas United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "What It's LIke To Be a Ranger"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes indeed. I'm an old "yoostabee" Airborne Ranger from the Vietnam War era, and I enjoyed the young Rangers' points of view.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are different stories told by different Rangers. There are a lot of similarities in their stories, but a lot of differences, too. They sound pretty typical of my days, and like some things never change - hurry up and wait; the incredible noise and confusion. The fact that the 75th Ranger Regiment took no more casualties than it did is pretty amazing.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The stories are told by several different Rangers, and I enjoyed hearing all their stories.


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

    I had great difficulty getting through the story of the mother who lost her son.


    Any additional comments?

    There were so many acronyms used, and explained, it became a game with me to see if I could guess the meanings of the acronyms. I listened as I walked, and I'm sure I was smiling, because it was fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Morgan 04-10-15
    Todd Morgan 04-10-15
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    "Very moving."

    As a peacetime soldier I never had to suffer the losses and heartache these men and families did.

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    Chance 11-23-16
    Chance 11-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great War stories!"

    This book offered some AWESOME (albeit sobering) firsthand accounts from the men themselves as well as a good general look at the GWOT during this time period. The only thing I didn't like was the common theme that Rangers are THE BEST EVERYTHING. I realize this a book by Rangers, and about Rangers but the common theme is that Rangers are the best Trained, and best equipped, soldiers, Infantry, Medics, Snipers, etc. and that all other branches are Inferior. Any other book I have read by other unit members, they always give credit where credit is due. But here, with the exception of SOAR it is not the case.

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    Scott 11-14-16
    Scott 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book"

    absolutely loved it. One of the best books I've ever read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to know the real story of our Elite fighting men in combat.

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    scott 11-13-16
    scott 11-13-16 Listener Since 2008

    Husband, Father, Green beret veteran. Liberator of the oppressed. Author, Teacher, Keynote Speaker and Podcaster. Love Paleo and GoRuck.

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    "simply great!"

    Marty- thank you for this amazing book! I loved it and was very moved at times. A must listen fr everyone!

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    "interesting stories"

    interesting stories... not sure it needed the family side though.
    worth a listen anyway.
    A very US centric view of everything... as you would expect of a book about US troops... you just have to tune that out at times to keep it real

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