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In a remote enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them. The team was caught in a deadly ambush that threatened not only their lives but the entire mission.

The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, 10 soldiers had earned Silver Stars - the army's third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam.

Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers' mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask soldiers to do, because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.

©2012 Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer (P)2017 Tantor

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Good book

Thank you for share this story. It is now part of history.
May it save others

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Great book

This book was well put together and well narrated as a former military myself, this book brought tears to my eyes.

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Let the truth set you free.

Just another example in politics interfering with a combat mission.
Drive on SF brothers. your OEF 2005-06 brother.

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Good story made great by narrator

Excellent narration by Corey Snow made this well-written book a joy to listen to.

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Excellent book

I really like the way the book was laid out chapter by chapter with each veterans name in their perspective at that moment in time

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Great story - slightly frustrating

It's a compelling story with a solid narrator but it's told in chronologically overlapping story lines from way too many of the participants. Not my favorite way to take in a story but it's still a good listen.

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Listen... and feel.

i thoroughly enjoyed the audio book. Started off a bit slow, but once the action picked up it was hard to take a break. I enjoyed the detail and the fact that they discussed soldiers lives after the fact. Well done.

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Meh. Kind of dragged out

First half was slow & boring backgrounds of the soldiers. Second half was a long drawn out repetitive accounting of a terribly executed mission. Narrator was ok though & the story deserves to be told, but could have been done in half the book.

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great book

Great book that really gets into the nuts and bolts of some very incredible men and why they truly are heros.

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Pretty good

I had trouble following the chapter shifts between characters and how they overlapped each other. The narrator seemed hesitant to use his outside voice even in scenes that were appropriate for it... a lot if whisper yelling so to speak. The story was very good and made light of issues I hope have been resolved.