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  • American Spartan

  • The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
  • By: Ann Scott Tyson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Some have called him "Lawrence of Afghanistan". To the Pashtun tribesmen he is "Commander Jim", leader of the "bearded ones". He is Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant, one of the most charismatic and controversial U.S. commanders of modern memory, a man who changed the face of America's war in Afghanistan when his critical white paper, "One Tribe at a Time", went viral at the Pentagon, the White House, and on Capitol Hill in 2009.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE TRUE ARMY OF ONE!!!"THE SPARTAN"

  • By Hunter on 07-17-14

Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-17

What an amazing, and tragic story. Although the book starts off slow due to character development, quickly winds up to incredible story. This book is filled with tales of war, love, laughter, and bravery. The book does a great job of describing the afghans, and even the Taliban in a way few Americans I've ever known.

  • Inside Delta Force

  • The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit
  • By: Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657

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).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both a How To book and a bit of history

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-11

The untold

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Would you listen to Inside Delta Force again? Why?

This was a riveting book. The stories were both exciting, thrilling, and at times hard to believe. It's always incredible hearing how our great protectors push themselves to the limits to protect our country, and how our country takes it for granted and even abused their sacrifices. Totally worth every man's listening time!

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

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

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The Untold Truths of our Secret Soldiers

  • Worth Dying For

  • A Navy Seal's Call to a Nation
  • By: Ellis Henican, Rorke Denver
  • Narrated by: Rorke Denver
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

In a fast-paced and action-packed narrative, Navy SEAL commander Rorke Denver tackles the questions that have emerged about America's past decade at war - from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us. Heroes are not always the guys who jump on grenades. Sometimes, they are the snipers who decide to hold their fire, the wounded operators who find fresh ways to contribute, or the wives who keep the families together back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Analysis of Recent History

  • By Jean on 06-19-16

Must Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-17

I wish this book was a mandatory read for every young man, for every young American actually. Rorke's story was not only entertaining it was captivating, and challenging: it calls for everyone in America to see how blessed we are to live in this great country, and I only say thank you to our troops to take honest with him and serve, not just on the battlefield in every community around us. Selfless service ate the two words I would use

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  • Leadership and Training for the Fight

  • A Few Thoughts on Leadership and Training from a Former Special Operations Soldier
  • By: Paul R. Howe
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Tested and effective leadership and teaching advice based on riveting combat stories from a Special Operations veteran. In Leadership and Training for the Fight, MSG Paul R. Howe, U.S. Army Retired, shares ideas on leadership that he has developed through extensive combat experience. Howe tells riveting stories of military operations and analyzes leadership concepts. He also gives advice on how to understand students and how to refine your teaching methods. Written with the unique insight of a Special Operations soldier, this book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in improving leadership skills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tactical Training - must read

  • By Sheepdog627 on 01-21-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 01-25-17

I found this book both engaging and instructional. Not only does the author tell you what to do but provides several practical examples on how to get there.

  • 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 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

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

Red Circle

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-16

This book was a great read. I especially enjoy the personal touch Brandon added in between chapters. I would recommend the book to anyone. I myself am a Texas Peace Officer and Swat operator, & will be sharing this book with all of my teammates. Thank you Brandon for the courage of being transparent in this memoir. The bonus stories about Chris Kyle added icing to the cake! Stay safe and shoot straight. Looking forward to the next book!