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Derek D Price

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  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! But the narrator...

  • By Nate on 08-31-15

Good listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

A great story about heroic men and how they changed the war in Afghanistan and themselves.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hundred-Year Marathon

  • China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
  • By: Michael Pillsbury
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating perspective.

  • By Rocky Mackintosh on 01-05-17

Hawkish!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-15

Brings up plenty of good points to ponder but little to act on outside of policy makers. Also, the rhetoric is so anti-Chinese that it brings many of his accusations into question. Good audio book but im glad I didn't buy the paper copy.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Worthy Fights

  • A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
  • By: Leon Panetta, Jim Newton
  • Narrated by: Leon Panetta
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past 50 years. His first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a distinguished run as one of Congress' most powerful and respected members, lasted 35 years and culminated in his transformational role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Jean on 10-10-14

Interesting Read

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

Good insight into many of the decisions that shaped intelligence and military policy over the last 10 years. It would be better without all the political bias towards the left, but that is rare these days. Overall a good read.