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  • 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 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

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

just an awesome picture into their lives

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I didn't realize this would tie into a book I had just read and others I'd read before, but it did indeed and created a much better overall picture into this segment of the war in Afghanistan. well written and well narrated. thank you for your service and god bless you sir.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

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

fantastic book about another fantastic screwing

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

yet another story of how our military men and women get screwed over by their commanders to cover their own asses. these stories infuriate me to no end. Dakota you are a true hero sir and never forget that. thank you for your service

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,276

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

little insights into Twain and his work. well done and ya can't go wrong with the narrator.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

wish it was longer but an excellent story none the less. well written and narrated. glad to see there are some positive outcomes for soldiers returning home. one only hears of the negative most times.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,650

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

A gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I'm not normally a fiction guy, but I gotta say I'm glad this came up on sale. Intriguing and hard to put down.

  • Helter Skelter

  • The True Story of the Manson Murders
  • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,435

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I remembered about the case was wrong..

  • By karen on 06-22-12

absolutely fantastic and chilling

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Riveting! I was somewhat familiar with the story, but had no idea of all the small details. Such a sensational story. Shocking as well. Well written and wonderfully narrated.

  • The Good Soldiers

  • By: David Finkel
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it "the surge". "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences," he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening were the young, optimistic Army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing, but brutal

  • By C. Irwin on 03-01-10

a very touching story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

These guys went through hell, as did many other soldiers, for a war that probably wasn't justified, but I still love them for it. I didn't realize this was the same story as thank you for you service but on a wider scale. Well written and wonderfully narrated.

  • Abandoned in Hell

  • The Fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate
  • By: William Albracht, Marvin Wolf
  • Narrated by: Brian O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

In October 1969, Captain William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments - some 6,000 men - crossed the Cambodian border and attacked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By joe on 04-12-16

Another fucking courtesy of the US military

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Here's yet another example of the US military fucking its soldiers and getting away with it. I'll never understand why the "commanders" seem to think they know everything when even a nonmilitary person, with no military training, can see the situation is FUBAR. The book itself is really good. Make you laugh, cry, and piss you off! Well it did for me anyhow. Narration is pretty good, although some accents seemed to be off.

  • A Tiger Among Us

  • A Story of Valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley
  • By: Bennie G. Adkins, Katie Lamar Jackson, Chuck Hagel - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms, Bennie G. Adkins - preface
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

While the rain and mist of an early March moved over the valley, then-Sergeant First Class Bennie Adkins and 16 other Green Berets found themselves holed up in an undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam's major supply route. And with the rain came the North Vietnamese Army in force. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of a battle fought in the middle of a tropical forest, A Tiger Among Us is a riveting tale of bravery, valor, skill, and resilience.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping tale

  • By Anonymous User on 09-25-18

A gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

What a true stud this guy is. Most deserving of his medals. I say that because he has several! This is a gripping story that I couldn't put down once I started! Well done sir. Thank you for telling your story and your service to our country. God bless

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  • D-Day

  • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 985

Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an awesome story about the greatest day

  • By Randy on 12-11-12

Wonderfully done book on D-Day

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

As one would come to expect from Mr. Ambrose, here is another wonderfully done book. So emotional and such insight on the day of days. Well written and wonderfully narrated. A heartfelt thank you to the greatest generation. I hope we never have to repeat this situation, but as one should know history always repeats itself.