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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

great book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I love the story the way it was told and just generally everything about it.

  • The Chosen Few

  • A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
  • By: Gregg Zoroya, William H. McRaven - foreward
  • Narrated by: Gregg Zoroya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 467

The story of one of the Afghanistan war's most decorated units and their 15-month ordeal, culminating in the Battle of Wanat, the deadliest battle of the war. A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What an amazing group of men!

  • By Mila on 06-22-18

men who fought against all odds

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I would definitely recommend this book. these we're brave men and brothers to each other

  • 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 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

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

an amazing story

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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: 08-31-18

an amazing story account of a man who wanted to do great things and was.

  • Service

  • A Navy SEAL at War
  • By: Marcus Luttrell
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,587

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this book ~ add it to your must read list!!

  • By HYoung on 05-18-12

outstanding

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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: 08-28-18

a very well-read and written book describing lots of different aspects of his time before and after Red Wing

  • Dagger 22

  • U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
  • By: Michael Golembesky
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

The unforgiving Afghan winter settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that - this winter would be different.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, but...

  • By Donovan Russian on 10-10-16

good story about tough men

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I really enjoyed the book but the reader not so much something about it just didn't sound right

  • 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 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

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

very good

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I thought this was very well written and keeps you in the story throughout the entire book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Quell the Korengal

  • By: Darren Shadix
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91

In 2007, the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade posted to northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company, the best within the Brigade, was assigned the toughest Area of Operations. It was called the Korengal Valley. During their fifteen-month tour, Battle Company saw more combat than any unit since Vietnam. Raw and unapologetic, To Quell the Korengal is a first-hand account of life on the front lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great war memoir

  • By David Ginaitis on 03-03-18

worth it

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

written and spoken just how it should be. nothing fancy or over your head and action packed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pale Horse

  • Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division
  • By: Jimmy Blackmon
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Pale Horse is the remarkable never-before-told true story of an army aviation task force during combat in the Afghan War, told by the commanding officer who was there. Set in the very valleys where the attacks of 9/11 were conceived and where 10 Medals of Honor have been earned since that fateful day the war began, the narrative races from ferocious firefights and bravery in battle to the quiet moments where the courageous men and women of Task Force Pale Horse catch their breath before they take to the skies again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pale Horse

  • By Jason on 04-04-16

very good

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

after several books mentioned them in battle, I figured I would hear it from their side of the story and very glad I did

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087

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

a good one

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

a very well written and read account of Avery important and very vicious battle. definitely glad I picked it

  • Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

  • By: Dakota Meyer, Bing West
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out 100 men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, 21 year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Memoir

  • By Jean on 06-26-16

great

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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: 06-04-18

would definitely recommend this, Dakotas story is great and he is an awesome man doing great things