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None Braver

U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism
Narrated by: Corey Snow
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: History, 21st Century
4.5 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning journalist and combat veteran Michael Hirsh comes the thrilling inside story of the Air Force's pararescue operations in Afghanistan. The first journalist to be embedded with an Air Force combat unit in the war on terrorism, Hirsh flew from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, with the 71st Rescue Squadron to their expeditionary headquarters at a secret location in Central Asia.

Unparalleled access to the pararescue jumpers - or PJs - as well as to the courageous men and women who fly them where they have to go, often under enemy fire, allowed Michael Hirsh to uncover incredible stories of courage. Among them: the drama of a plane crash at 10,000 feet in the Hindu Kush mountains, where PJs climb with 100-pound packs through chest-deep snow to rescue the crew; the tension of an unprecedented nighttime combat parachute jump into the middle of an Afghan minefield; and the heartbreak during Operation Anaconda, when seven American fighting men die, including the first PJ killed in combat since Vietnam.

©2003 Michael Hirsh (P)2013 Tantor

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Ok but not great

Author was whiny at times regarding his lack of access. Went after GOs for not talking to the press. Probably a super annoying person. Reader used a high pitch for quotes- very odd.

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Good insight into a PJs tour of duty.

Amazing tales of the "tinder boxes" US troops are involved in around the world. Operation Anaconda was shameful and even criminal in the way it was handled by command staff,

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Wow!

Amazing what our servicemen and women do protecting us! Incredible stories about the PJ's and other special forces teams. Thank you for giving these stories breath!

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Great Book

SrA Jason D. Cunningham will be remembered by one more person. I'd gone into this book wanting to learn more about the missions carried on by the PJs and I'd received much more than I asked for. Awesome book.

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Good but not Great

I really wanted this book to be great and kept listening to it with the expectation that it was going to get great. . . unfortunately that was never realized. There is almost an equal amount about aviation and flying than there was about the PJ's. while the men and women who make up S.O.A.R., this book was promised to be about the PJ's...not an all encompassing account of CSAR.

It was written well and I like the author's style, but I was really disappointed with the subject matter which included far too much "fly-boy Stuff" aka aviation and thus not nearly enough about the PJ's. . . supposedly THE subject of the book.

Narrator's performance was very good and I appreciated his familiarity and ease at reading a book about the military complete with volumes of "Military-ese"

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Great story
Jumped around a little to much for me wish spent more time on the story than on back ground.

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Awesome. A must listen.

I didn't have any expectations but once the action started to pick up, it got really good. The narrator helped add in some of the suspense which is very important. Overall awesome book. Hooyah.

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AWESOME

I want more great story and really good info. easy to follow and keeps you wanting more

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Amazing story of commitment and self sacrifice

If you could sum up None Braver in three words, what would they be?

Truely brave men - A must read!

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the PJ's work, eat and sleep in the same units which leads to fantastic rescues and infiltrations/ex-filtrations of gravely injured persons (not just military) as well as some lighter moments when the PJ's are on the ground that will give you a few laughs.

What about Corey Snow’s performance did you like?

Did not notice anything about the narrator - So I guess you can't beat that.

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Great book about the PJs

What did you like best about this story?

Great stories of selflessness from the PJ community. There are a lot of really awesome stories contained in this book. You get an appreciation for these men and what they are capable of doing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

That Others May Live