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  • Lions of Kandahar

  • The Story of a Fight Against All Odds
  • By: Major Rusty Bradley, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881

Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-Captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. The Taliban and their allies were infiltrating everywhere, poised to reclaim Kandahar Province, their strategically vital onetime capital. To stop them, the NATO coalition launched Operation Medusa, the largest offensive in its history. The battlefield was the Panjwayi Valley, a densely packed warren of walled compounds that doubled neatly as enemy bunkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Merica!

  • By Nick Keene on 03-07-15

Dam good book.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Another high quality book that tells the story of the men on the ground through their own words.

  • Echo in Ramadi

  • The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City
  • By: Scott A. Huesing
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, 250 marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq, during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in hell. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes listeners back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Combat is Combat

  • By Calvin Guthrie on 05-21-18

Well told accounts and the effects of war.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Having served in 2 Skid squadrons that provided air support in the Al Anbar province, this book brought back many memories. Shined a light on what the ground side brothers went through and what alot of us still go through. My hat is off to the author and his Marines.

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  • Dirty Wars

  • The World Is a Battlefield
  • By: Jeremy Scahill
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forces operators who populate the dark side of American war-fighting. He goes deep into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu with CIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors of US night raids and drone strikes - including families of US citizens targeted for assassination by their own government - who reveal the human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggles to keep hidden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, wrong voice

  • By Michael on 07-18-13

eye opening.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

nice to have some one put out facts from a non biased pov. this lets you see just a little about how corrupt every government is.

  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,121

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

mind blowing and aggravating.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

it is very aggravating and still blows my mind how our people are left out to hang by higher authority because of politics.

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