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  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,108

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!

  • By Chris on 04-09-12

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

Over the last 3 years I have read 10 books on military nonfiction and this by far is the best. the prose the passion the desperation all laid to bare in the finest personal account of the war on terror. the narrator while at first distracting sounding very similar to Seth MacFarlane had a gentleness as well as a Cadre of other characters to pull from. not ashamed to say I cried many times. If you read nothing else read this book.

  • Kill Bin Laden

  • A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man
  • By: Dalton Fury
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

This work offers a firsthand account of the Battle of Tora Bora and an insider's look at the extraordinary nature of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit---an elite and mysterious group known as Delta Force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kill Bin Laden

  • By Herbert S. on 11-29-09

interesting insight

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

From the first boots on the ground a detailed look in trying to kill the most wanted man in the world. As a huge fan of military nonfiction I really enjoyed this account from Fury. I would recommend the same books he mentions killing the jackal and jawbreaker. was glad I read those before this. Did find it odd that there was no afterward on his thoughts on the raid in Abotabad.

  • Red Platoon

  • A True Story of American Valor
  • By: Clinton Romesha
  • Narrated by: Will Damron, Clinton Romesha
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,415

In 2009 Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after Keating's construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: It was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Memoir

  • By Daniela on 05-08-16

Why isn't this a movie!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Such a great story. A fascinating account that is as moving as it is desperate.

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,697
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,718

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Tale of Courage and Honor

  • By docJ on 03-15-13

incredible

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Thought that the movie was incredible but I had no idea. Lots of people reviewing this book will complain about politics or the narrator. The politics are completely understandable even if you don't agree it's not like he goes off on unrelated tangents. And while the narrator may have been a little bit showy he really grew on me. Incredible book, highly recommend.

  • 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 4,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,941

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 K on 10-30-11

authoritative

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

The work Eric Haney did and the story he tells in this book makes me proud to be American!

  • The Only Thing Worth Dying For

  • How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the most important mission in the early days of the Global War on Terror, when the men on the ground knew little about the enemy - and their commanders in Washington knew even less. With unprecedented access to surviving members of ODA 574, key war planners, and Karzai himself, award-winning author Eric Blehm cuts through the noise of politicians and high-level military officials to narrate, for the first time, a story of uncommon bravery and terrible sacrifice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story about the rise of Karzai.

  • By C,L, Richey on 12-24-12

riveting

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Great story with a solid performance teary eyed at the end. must read for military non fiction fans

  • Who Goes There?

  • The Novella That Formed the Basis of 'THE THING'
  • By: John W. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Steve Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,580

Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding ... Incredible ...

  • By Old Hippy on 10-03-16

Carpenter goes there

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

The Thing is one of my favorite movies, and now I see what Carpenter saw.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,930

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

required reading

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Bought the hard cover just before getting on audible. I still got the audible version as well so obviously I'm biased. Amazing book that is an invaluable text in basic questions about existence. questions you don't ask because you already know you won't like the answer.

  • Black Hawk Down

  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283

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

exceptional

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Amazing book by Mark Bowden. Narrator was spot on and made me feel like there was sand on my face and gun smoke in my nose. Probably the most authoritative book in the military nonfiction genre that was a first person account.

  • Hunting the Jackal

  • A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism
  • By: Billy Waugh, Tim Keown
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America's most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of US Spec Ops. He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunting the Jackal - epic accounting of SOF/SOG and CIA IV

  • By Eric on 01-08-18

Good job Billy

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Very interesting book. Loved the insight into the modern OBL stuff but Vietnam and the jackal were really the meat of the story. Poignant and funny. Narrator was great but some bad stitching in editing.