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The Night Stalkers Audiobook

The Night Stalkers

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Publisher's Summary

Here are thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit - the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world.

Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent; they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined.

From Iran to Grenada to Iraq, the 160th SOAR (A) has been at the point of the spear and in the thick of combat, delivering and supporting Delta operators, Rangers, and SEAL teams around the globe, in all weather, night or day. Simply put, they are the best of the best, and here for the first time are their hair-raising true stories of battle, capture, victory, and loss.

©2006 Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, and Robert L. Johnson; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The book's action scenes are numerous and spine-tingling, its portraits of men living a life of danger absorbing, and the regiment's sadly long roll of honor distinctly moving." (Booklist)

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    Nate NY 06-27-17
    Nate NY 06-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great look at an incredible unit!"

    Great retelling of some of the history of the 160th SOAR. If you find yourself interested in special operations, this is a great book to listen to/read. The way the 160th approaches their mission is incredible, admirable, and worth emulating.

    My only issue with this audiobook was the narrator's approach to some of the dialogue. A few times he used the kind of voice you'd expect from a whining teenager, not a special operations Soldier. Otherwise his narration was pretty good.

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    Scott J Irvine 06-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit dramatic?"

    I really enjoyed the message of the book. I did not enjoy some of the melodramatic writing. I also did not enjoy how the performer pronounced the "U" sound of words. As in new. He said,"ni-ew." It drove me nuts from the first to the last. I never got used to it and it distracted from the rest of the content.

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    Greg Costello 06-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank you 160"

    having a loved one in 160, this book shined a lot of light on some things. These guys are definitely the hardest working men in the armed forces, non stop deployment and training. Thank you!

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    JACK 02-23-17
    JACK 02-23-17
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    "The Night Stalkers"

    Seals, Berets and Stalkers... Courage without decorations.. Makes us proud to be Americans...thru and thru










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    Chris 01-30-17
    Chris 01-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "An awesome story of the best pilots in the world."

    a great book about the best pilots in the world. well wrote well-read well worth the time

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    Dane 06-22-16
    Dane 06-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Even better the second time."

    Even better the second time. I listen to this book whenever i need inspiration. Thanks 160th for all you've done and continue to do.

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    Katie New Ulm, TX, United States 09-22-15
    Katie New Ulm, TX, United States 09-22-15

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    An outstanding presentation in every aspect!
    An extremely well written story of the heroics of the small team of rare individuals who deemed themselves The Night Stalkers, for they ruled night. Their name is synomous with the eletist of rotor winged crews tasked with delivery of special forces whenever, wherever, under any conditions, in the dead of night. Highly recommended.

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    SGT Med 05-22-15
    SGT Med 05-22-15

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    "Great Story, Horrible Narrator...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Because of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As far as I know, this is the only book ever written about the 160th SOAR. It tells the story of the unit, how it began, and highlights the bravery and professionalism of the men within it's ranks.


    What didn’t you like about Patrick Lawlor’s performance?

    He tends to place emphases inappropriately. He is way over animated and almost cartoonish.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the third book I've read that Patrick Lawlor has narrated. One book was written to appeal to a wide audience and not just the military / history enthusiast. That was okay. The other was written about a Special Forces unit in Iraq. Mr. Lawlor's narration was equally as annoying as this one, but that book was relatively short... Being a former Army Aviator myself, it's difficult to make my way through the audible version of this book. The book itself is very good.

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    Kindle Customer 03-15-15

    KansasTom

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    "Excellent story, interestingly told!"

    I have listened to this book twice while I still have others waiting. I will probably listen again to the tales of these brave men!

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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 04-16-14
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 04-16-14 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Warriors of the 160th SOAR"

    This true story is about the birth of the superior helicopter pilot's of the US. The dream of one man became a reality when he was able to convince the hierarchy of the Army that there was a need to establish the best of the best helicopter pilots to fight anywhere and everywhere that they were needed. These elite helicopter pilots were the Night Stalkers.

    There are individual stories that are told of the courageous men who served and serve the Night Stalkers.

    When the Night Stalkers began there were no night vision goggles. These men learned to fly in the night. They also fly in the day but still want the darkness for the stealth that it provides against the enemy.

    These pilots are the best of the best. They try to tuck their fear away when on a mission. They will fight to the death for the warriors they drop in any and all places in the world to fight for the freedom of the United States of America. These pilots understand the meaning of brotherhood, One for all and all for one.

    The narration is great, the stories are without question, memorable and well written. I have learned that there is another segment of the armed forces that put themselves in peril for their country. They are one of the bravest segments of our nation who will give their lives for me and you.

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