No Way Out

A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan
Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (378 ratings)

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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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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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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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A decent perspective

Narrator was a bit boorish while telling the story of probably the most significant day in these mens life. However,the individual backstories allow you to get introduced to all of these variable men striving to accomplish one single goal(mission).
Once the story gets moving and you have the ability to recognize the individuals from their perspective it moves quickly and intensely as it should given the story line. I would recommend this for the price. More importantly, there are some serious lessons to be taken from the operation and the story needed to be told in an unsanitized way.

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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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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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Great story, but probably easier to follow in print

This is a story that needs to be told. I really enjoyed how the author included several view points, but it was often hard to remember who was who and where they were during the battle.

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awesome

Awesome story showing the heroic battle by our Rangers. The battle was a win when our guys walk out some being injured but the enemy loses a bunch. Too bad the plan was not more strategic.

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Incredible Story

Incredible story about incredible people. Well written. Great performance by the narrator. Five stars without a doubt. Can't recommend No Way Out enough.

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Amazing book. A true story of American hero's

They knew it was a poorly planned mission. They went anyway. Their story makes me proud to be american.