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  • Roughneck Nine-One

  • The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War
  • By: Frank Antenori, Hans Halberstadt
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

On April 6, 2003, 26 Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance, then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent First-Hand Accout of SF in Iraq

  • By Tomio on 10-16-09

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Would recommend to friends,great inside look at ODAs and how they are compromised. All around good read.

  • Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated

  • The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
  • By: Michael Smith
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

A top-secret US Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden. "The Activity," as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zzzzzzzzz

  • By Doug on 11-28-17

Dry!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

struggled to even listen along. so dry so boring it would have made a great documentary.

  • Violence of Action

  • The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror
  • By: Charles Faint, Leo Jenkins, Marty Skovlund Jr.
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Paul Boehmer, Emily Durante
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Within this audio are the heartfelt, firsthand accounts from and about the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17, and everything in between...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By shane on 06-18-15

Rangers need more authors...

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Please write more. These were some of the best stories collected to date. Some individually are better than entire books I've read. Great job!

  • Black Ops, Vietnam

  • An Operational History of MACVSOG
  • By: Robert M. Gillespie
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Without doubt the most unique U.S. unit to participate in the Vietnam War, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACVSOG) was a highly-classified, U.S. joint-service organization consisting of Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Marine Force Reconnaissance units, the Air Force, and the CIA. Committed to action in Southeast Asia even before the major U.S. build-up in 1965, it also fielded a division-sized element of South Vietnamese military personnel, indigenous Montagnards, ethnic Chinese Nungs, and Taiwanese pilots.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad 0 Stars

  • By Jrock on 03-26-17

Bad 0 Stars

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-17

the only audio book I have ever returned. 0 Stars. The thing sounds like a eulogy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Commander

  • Serving a Country Worth Fighting for and Training the Brave Soldiers Who Lead the Way
  • By: Ryan Zinke
  • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

As a 23-year veteran of the United States Navy SEAL Teams, Ryan Zinke received two Bronze Stars for battle valor and eventually rose to command the elite members of SEAL Team Six. During his career Zinke trained and commanded many of the men who would one day run the covert operations to hunt down Osama bin Laden and save Captain Phillips ( Maersk Alabama). He also served as mentor to now famous SEALs Marcus Luttrell ( Lone Survivor) and Chris Kyle ( American Sniper).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, but with too many political rants.

  • By BigE on 07-05-17

Boring

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-16

kept listening because I looked forward to at least some part of the book to be good...not the case.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Punisher

  • A SEAL Team Three Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi
  • By: Kevin Lacz, Ethan E. Rocke, Lincy Lacz
  • Narrated by: Timothy Phillips
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080

The Last Punisher is a bold, no-holds-barred first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin Lacz tells the story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team Three, the warrior elite of the navy. This legendary unit, known as The Punishers, included Chris Kyle ( American Sniper), Mike Monsoor, Ryan Job, and Marc Lee. These brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi, told with stunning detail in this book.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poorly read

  • By Dusty on 09-03-16

Bad narration bad story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Bad story, bad narrator just outright a bad effort. Maybe the worst I have ever listened to.