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Inside Delta Force Audiobook

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

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Publisher's Summary

Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft, survive alone in hostile cities, speak foreign languages fluently, strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force operator.

In this dramatic chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best.

With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting US Marines at an airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes.

From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of around-the-world action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop.

©2002 Eric L. Haney; Afterword 2005 by Eric L. Haney (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The story of the US military’s elite counterterrorism warriors… Timely… fascinating… well-written.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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    Kody 11-02-15
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    "great book!"

    this book and "the red circle" are two of the best military novels I've ever read. cannot praise these books enough

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    Teadrinker Newark, NJ, United States 11-01-15
    Teadrinker Newark, NJ, United States 11-01-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Entertaining and Educational"

    This was a very good history and I appreciate the detail. The author takes you there with him, and if you're like me, you end up being very happy that he's the one there and you're the one listening to it in the car.

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    ryan 09-25-15
    ryan 09-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible View Point"

    Incredible, and engaging. The narration sucks you in even deeper. The most interesting part is his view point.

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    zcc 09-22-15
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    "very informative"

    very informative sheds light on a shadowy organization I for one am thankful that an organization like this exists to help me sleep at night my thanks goes out to all the men and women who belong to this organization and pray that you continue to do your job

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    Bryan Hadley 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "book was pkay, started off good."

    book started good then got boring, not much action if that is what you are looking for. narrator was pretty bad. had to stop listening after a bit and start up again just to take a break

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    Ryan Reddell Worcester, ma United States 09-05-15
    Ryan Reddell Worcester, ma United States 09-05-15
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    "Great story on DF early days."

    Easy to listen, and very interesting.
    Wish the audio included photos like the book does.

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    Bakins 08-18-15
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    Where does Inside Delta Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is in the top 50% of books i have listened to.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    There were some great stories about the formation and selection of Delta Force.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I found Haney's view of Special Forces was pretty dim. Having been in a SF Unit, I can not see why he would/could ever have this view. Some of the most professional people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and privilege to work with.

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    Adam 07-23-15
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    "Raw, true, hero."

    I love primary source material. I am so grateful for men like Eric. Knowing what Delta operators do for my children's peace is overwhelming. I will now pray every night for their families.

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    K. Foster Sacrametno, CA 07-18-15
    K. Foster Sacrametno, CA 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Real life drama told by those who lived it"
    What did you love best about Inside Delta Force?

    I really enjoyed the book because it felt like the author and I were having a conversation over a drink in a bar. It felt real and very honest both in content and language. Real operators don't need to brag, they got the t-shirt, wore it out, and moved on and done care what you think...


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The dedication and personal strength it takes to sever in this organization along with their comradely.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Robertson Dean?

    I have, he's an excellent reader.


    If you could give Inside Delta Force a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A true story of the men who keep Americans save while they sleep.


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    MORanger St. Louis 07-18-15
    MORanger St. Louis 07-18-15 Member Since 2015

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    "If you like military stories, you'll love this"

    Really awesome insight to the guys who started it all in the world of military operators. If you served a day in your life in uniform, you're going to want to hear CSM Haney's story.

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