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  • The Final Mission of Extortion 17

  • Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the US War in Afghanistan
  • By: Ed Darack
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

The downing of Extortion 17 spurred a number of conspiracy theories, such as the idea that the shootdown was revenge for bin Laden's death. In The Final Mission of Extortion 17, Ed Darack debunks this theory and others and uncovers the truth behind this mysterious tragedy. His account of the brave pilots, crew, and passengers of Extortion 17 and the events of that fateful day is interwoven into a rich, complex narrative that also discusses modern joint combat operations and the history of the Afghan war to that date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great piece of literary work

  • By DPI on 02-07-18

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This is a must read. What I really liked about his book is the description of how our military went after the men who shot down Extortion 17. Within days they were dead. Doesn't pay to mess with the US Military.

23 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Legend

  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 819

In Legend, acclaimed best-selling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A 12-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia - where US forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!

  • By Jon on 08-09-15
  • Legend
  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders

One of the best books I've ever read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

A must read about a true American hero! Action packed from start to finish! Loved it

  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story/horrible narrator

  • By Lobo11 on 08-20-12

MUST READ-GREAT INSIGHT ON LIFE IN THE TEAMS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-15

If you could sum up The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen in three words, what would they be?

This is an excellent book that gives first hand accounts of what life is like in the SEAL Teams. Brandon Webb also includes a personal reflection at the beginning of every chapter which allows the listener to connect with what he/she is about to listen to in each chapter. I highly recommend this book. Excellent job by Brandon Webb detailing his experiences as a US Navy SEAL.

  • Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Charlie Ray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832

From Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times best-selling author, comes his account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a Navy SEAL, Webb rose to the top of the world's most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen

  • By NL_Guy on 05-16-15

A MUST READ FOR ALL AMERICANS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice to be better than the print version?

This is my second book that I've read...or listened too by Brandon Webb. The first one was The Red Circle. Among Heroes is a book that goes into details of the lives of Brandon's friends who made the ultimate sacrifice. I applaud Brandon for writing a book like this. All Americans should engage in learning about the men and women who have gone before us in defense of the very freedoms that we often take for granted on a daily basis.

A unique characteristic that sets Brandon's audio versions apart from others is Brandon uses his own voice at the beginning of each chapter to give a little bit of his own perspective or an insight of his own perception of what you're about to hear. It's a personal touch that makes the learning experience much more meaningful.

I encourage anyone who reads this to buy Brandon's book, Among Heroes and also, The Red Circle. I also encourage you to spread the word about these books. Just as Brandon and his teammates had a duty to serve, we as Americans have a duty to keep the legacies of our fallen heroes alive by spreading the word of their lives. It is our duty as Free Americans.

Thank you Brandon for writing these books. I'm already looking forward to your next one.

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

The personal touch that is included in this book by Brandon and others who were family members of the fallen heroes adds a more meaningful purpose to this book. An outstanding feature.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Seal of Honor

  • Operation Red Wings and the Life of LT Michael P. Murphy
  • By: Gary Williams
  • Narrated by: A. T. Chandler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation’s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He was also the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War, and the first SEAL to be honored posthumously.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected, But Worth the Listen

  • By David on 11-21-13

A Must Read for All Americans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-14

What did you love best about Seal of Honor?

In my opinion Michael's story should be told to all Americans Middle School aged and up. As an educator for 16 years, I firmly believe the leadership and character that was displayed by Murph should be instilled in our youth of today. And as Americans we must never forget the sacrifices of Murph, his men, and others like him who protect our freedoms.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful