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Outlaw Platoon Audiobook

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

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Publisher's Summary

In combat, men measure up. Or don't. There are no second chances.

In this vivid account of the U.S. Army's legendary 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell shares an action-packed and highly emotional true story of triumph, tragedy, and the extraordinary bonds forged in battle.

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. Barely surviving the attack, Parnell's men now realized that they faced the most professional and seasoned force of light infantry the U.S. Army had encountered since the end of World War II.

What followed was 16 months of close combat, over the course of which the platoon became Parnell's family: from Staff Sergeant Greg Greeson, the wise, chain-smoking veteran who never lost his cool; to Specialist Robert Pinholt, a buttoned-down conservative with the heart of a warrior and the mind of an economist; to Staff Sergeant Phil Baldwin, the platoon's voice of calm and reason, a man who sacrificed everything following the events of 9/11 - career, home, financial stability - to serve his country. But the cost of battle was high for these men: Over 80 percent were wounded in action, putting their casualty rate among the highest since Gettysburg, and not all of them made it home.

A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, Outlaw Platoon brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those 16 months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of Parnell and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive.

This audiobook is enhanced with a downloadable PDF containing photographs from the hardcover edition.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Sean Parnell (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Melissa Gregg 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding book from a leader's perspective"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is unlike others in it portrays the stories of a LT commanding his platoon, and all the experiences that come with it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlaw Platoon?

    Towards the end, the loss of Cole was wrenching.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Greisen!


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    The narration is outstanding! The inflection he presents with each character and story line prevents you from putting down the listen. He does a terrific job of placing the listener in the scene.

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    Amazon Customer Hope Valley, RI United States 08-18-16
    Amazon Customer Hope Valley, RI United States 08-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    Outstanding story. Well written. Great narration. Sean does a great job of writing and taking us thru the action and his thoughts throughout. Ray's ability to change voices for characters was excellent. Highly recommended.

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    Seb 08-18-16
    Seb 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Army Book"

    I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is a must read / listen to.

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    chris 07-28-16
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    the story really sucked me in and as a vet myself I really felt connected to the story

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    jason warrenville, SC, United States 07-21-16
    jason warrenville, SC, United States 07-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    great narrator and story.if you like military action this is for you.god bless the USA

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    cam Owensboro, ky, US 07-18-16
    cam Owensboro, ky, US 07-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    It was hard getting used to the gentleman doing the audio at first. Once I got used to that great audiobook.

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    Andre 07-14-16
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    "book worthy of your time"

    good story about combat/army life. recommended for those who have the desire to serve our country. an eye opener inside look at the sacrifices made daily by our men and women. no bs just reality of being a service member. hooah.

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    Russell 07-05-16
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    This was a great account of what our service men and women go through in combat. It tells the story of why they fight, and that is for country but more so for their comrades in combat, fighting right next to them.

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    Debbie A Thebeau Tehachapi, CA, US 06-30-16
    Debbie A Thebeau Tehachapi, CA, US 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book"

    I felt the whole gamut of emotions...fear, surprise, humor, tears. The most unforgettable book I have ever read. Bravo Lt Parnell.

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    asyntax 06-29-16
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    "Gteat story"

    I think they did a good job telling the story, and made you feel like you were part of the experience.

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