Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated

The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (415 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A top-secret US Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden. "The Activity," as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite. Hidden from the politicians and the government bean counters, the Activity has been carrying out deniable operations, preparing the way for Delta and SEAL Team Six. Now, journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their explosive history and secrets. Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity and reveals the incredible truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organization, a unit that is at the forefront of the war on terror.

©2016 Michael Smith (P)2017 Tantor

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Narrator is awful

Could be a good book, but the narrator is so incredibly bad I gave up.

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Great historical account of how this unit came together and operated.

Well researched and informative about a very secretive unit. However If your wanting a book full of intense and gunfights or exciting covert missions you may want to look somewhere else. I hate giving bad reviews but the more books I read (listen to) that are written and read like a high school history book and read by a history teacher on the year he’s about to retire the more I realize I can’t finish them. When a chapter ends as your driving or whatever your doing as you listen and you go “what did I just miss out on because I was daydreaming about something else?” I know this isn’t my kind of book. If your into those kind of books this one is pretty good. I suppose?

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Good book

It was good, but it was a massive cluster fuck about random events and was mostly jumbled instances. Great overall though. Good research.

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Zzzzzzzzz

Fine if you want to be put to sleep the narrators drones on and on

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Narrator is Horrible

The narrator is horrible I couldn’t make it through Chapter 1 with this guy reading.

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Good book, boring narration

Subject matter is good. no offence to the narrator. but he will put you to sleep.

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Snoring

Narrator put me to sleep. Maybe the book is good but I'll never finish it at this rate.

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Awful Narration

This might have been a pretty cool story, but you will find yourself more aggravated at the narrator for mispronouncing words and getting other words to totally wrong that you forget the story. It’s very odd hearing this accent try to discuss a deeply secretive American special operations group. I will avoid any book with this narrator

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BORING!

The narrator is like the boring stuffy college professor that no one likes. This audio book
Should be played for terrorists. I want my money back.

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Narrator is horrible

listening to this man speak reminds me of 1940 BBC World News report.
It's punishing to the ear.

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