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A Night in the Pech Valley is Grant McGarry's account of what it takes to become an Army Ranger and what life is like in the 75th Ranger Regiment. More importantly, it is about an operation in the most dangerous terrain for US forces anywhere in the world. The Pech Valley is surrounded by Taliban-filled mountains on the Pakistan border in the Kunar Province, where the mountain peaks push 10,000 feet. On the night of August 18, 2010, a platoon of Army Rangers were on a direct action raid to capture or kill a high value target, and this is the story of the Rangers who ferociously fought through the night and into the next morning. A Night in the Pech Valley is dedicated to Army Ranger, SPC Christopher Shane Wright, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Pech Valley on the morning of August 19th, 2010.

©2016 Grant McGarry (P)2017 Tantor

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  • TAG P.
  • South Carolina, US
  • 03-08-17

RANGER UP! Then buy this book

If this doesn't get your blood stirred up, I don't know what will.
I enjoy these style of books.
I'm a wounded veteran also. However, I was so far separated from legitimate action, I couldn't even compare my career in the military with these heroes.
Thank you for your service.
The story flows great, allowing the opportunity for the reader to gain all the info needed for the story. (The writer didn't deliver too much info to make it boring or too complicated)
As a reader it's easy to read this story and be entertained and go on to the next book. The author created this book for that. However, the larger picture was these are Americans, Heroes, Lives lost, Real human bodies injured. Let's don't skip that part by. Even if it's just taking a quiet moment to remember them. Let never forget our heroes!

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Compelling description of one Ranger's experience

I'm a heavy consumer of audio books. I enjoy books on history, science, and the occasional piece of fiction. With a son beginning his military career, I've also purchased a number of memoir type books about the military's special operations forces, including Rangers, SEALs, etc.

A Night in the Pech Valley by Grant McGarry is among the best audio books I've listened to. I found the author's story to be an interesting and realistic account of life in the regiment, including what it takes, mentally and physically, for a young man to successfully complete the journey from RASP (aka RIP) through training and deployment. The level of detail strikes a perfect balance: enough detail to paint a realistic of what the author experienced but without boring or unnecessary minutiae. This is the audio version of a 'page turner'.

Finally, the narrator is very good, with a strong, clear voice that avoids the monotone that can ruin a good story.

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Great Story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed when the author mentioned Centennial High School. I live five minutes away from Centennial, my two oldest sons graduated from Centennial and my youngest will be attending next year.

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Great story. Very inspirational

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Very Good Story

Stories about people like this make you feel bad for those who only read/listen to fiction. Listening to this story sparks an interest in the Pech Valley and other accounts of our Special Operations Forces that have served in the region.

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Great to hear about great men and Rangers!! RLTW

Great to hear about great men and Rangers!! plenty of seal and SF books out there nice to finally find one devoted to the 75th's actions, standards, dedication and their pipeline to becoming an United States Army Ranger. RLTW!

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amazing book, great read and keeps you entertained

Great book and is easy to follow, uses correct terminology and explains all acronyms that may be hard to follow.

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  • JC
  • 10-03-17

Rangers make the SOF community a total Warrior team!

Great book about the Rangers and they finally are recognized as Part of an integrated SOF team!

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Hooah Brother!! RLTW 3/75

As a former member of the Third Ranger Battalion and experiencing a very similar lifestyle and stories, found this account taking me back to my time at Ft Benning with my Ranger Buddies and visualizing the missions as described here. I was engaged in the tales and also-effin -lutely loved every bit of it. I went to Ranger School when it still had 4 phases and RIP was still in full force. What a ride for the few who served for the many and for those closest to them. Sharing the mud and blood of a Ranger Battalion is a unique experience and one that those of us who served as Real Rangers who served in the Battalions and Regimental HQ would never trade for another experience. That's family, Brothers to the bone.

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Excellent

Very excellent book. Gives an inside view of the ranger regiment, what they go through and some of their missions. Being retired from the Army it makes me happy that this nation is still producing great Americans and warriors willing to give it their all.

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Straight to the point and awesome. Truly they are the master of the raid and they do own the night.

Amazing, this book gets you motivated and pumped. I loved the perspective of a everyday Ranger who is fighting in the war on terror.