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Iain C. Martin

Clinton, CT, United States
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  • Black Hawk Down

  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967

Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there - and how they fought their way out. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces and puts you in the middle of the most intense firelight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Of Military Writing...

  • By Joshua on 11-06-16

A Modern Classic

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

Reviewed: 03-29-12

Black Hawk Down is one of the great combat narratives of modern times and a tribute to the courage of the men who fought and died in Somalia. Alan Sklar does the book justice with his precise narration. One of my all time favorite books.

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