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Heather Hand

APOLLO BEACH, FL, US
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  • The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World's Most Dangerous Places
  • By: Simon Chase, Ralph Pezzullo
  • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry, and top-secret missions - this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing missions too sensitive for the government to acknowledge. Chase reveals here for the first time the operations too hazardous and politically volatile to be officially sanctioned by his employers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding read

  • By Matthew on 03-28-16

Excellent insight into private military contractors

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Great look into there sof life
Great narration and stories, they really are the unsung heroes

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  • 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 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

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 jrrich on 12-24-12

LOVED IT; did not see the end coming at all

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

Which character – as performed by P.J. Ochlan – was your favorite?

Amerine

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When things don't always go as planned

Any additional comments?

just loved the book. felt connected to the men and the story of teamwork, bravery, country and a better afghanistan

1 of 1 people found this review helpful