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Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto, a survivor of the 2012 Benghazi siege that was subject of the book and movie 13 Hours, provides powerful motivational tools for surviving and thriving to bring discipline, motivation, success, and peace to listeners' lives.

Thousands of people have heard Kris "Tanto" Paronto speak about his experiences in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. But before he was a security contractor, Tanto was a US Army Ranger from Second Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Rangers are trained to lead by being pushed to their physical and mental limits so that they can perform against impossible odds in punishing situations. In The Ranger Way, Tanto shares stories from his training experiences that played a role in his team's heroic response in Benghazi. Being a Ranger is, by design, not for everyone, but anyone can use the expectations and techniques of Ranger culture to achieve personal victory.

In The Ranger Way, Tanto explains the importance of demanding excellence when you commit to improving your life. He shows you how to define your mission, set goals that are in alignment with your values, and develop a battle plan that will maximize your chances of success. You will learn why you should never quit and why that is different from never failing. Tanto uses his experiences in basic and Ranger training to explore how to deal with mistakes and disappointment like a leader, accept responsibility, and turn every obstacle into an opportunity for growth. You will learn why being of service to others and being willing to sacrifice will help you succeed and how the power of humility, strength, faith, and brotherhood will sustain you on the road to accomplishing your mission.

©2017 Kris Paronto (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Absolutely awesome

I've been waiting on this book for a while. I'm an avid reader of over 600 Audible books.
This is my primary genre.
This is one of the absolute best!! Top 5 for sure. It's even more amazing that the author read this. He did a superb job.
Highly recommended

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Great words to live by!

I have an extraordinary amount of respect for Kris Paronto after listening to this audiobook. I would have liked to hear some more war stories but that's my prerogative and doesn't have any weight on the message or the book as a whole. Definitely worth it.

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A reflection on a way of living, with a story

I'm a big fan of informative/experienced military stories. From watching the "13 hours" and "American Sniper" movies, to listening to audible versions. Was looking for something new to listen to and came across this book and thought it would be a good read and I was right. I always thought about joining the military, but was too discouraged to even think about preparing myself to even attempt to try joining the military. However, the book made me reflect on my discouragement, insecurities, and the other obstacles I faced, will face, or too scared to face. This book gives life advice, keeps it real even if it's the hard truth, and gives you inspiration to get on your feet and "embrace the suck".

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Inspiring and real

Most civilians have no idea what service in our Armed Forces is like anymore than they know what it’s like to be a police officer. As a former officer, husband, and father of three, I found this book to be exactly what I needed as I struggled with my own desire to join the regiment as an army ranger.

Never Quit

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Excellent book from an incredible patriot.

I really enjoyed this book, makes me wish I would have taken a different path in life.
I really enjoyed this guys voice, the way he narrated this book was AWESOME!!
I wish someone would hire him to narrate other books, he has a knack for it.
Thanks Kris, for this excellent book. You're the Man!!

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Awesome Book

This book helped me stay focus and complete my first Honolulu Marathon 2018. I love this book and recommend it to anyone!

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Great book.

Great book. Full of really good stories all tied together and clearly read by the author. Thank you for encouraging words and thank you for your Service.

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Empowering

I couldn't wait to finish this book; just so that I could start it again. Imbrace the suck, take accountability, never quit, and have faith in God.

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Very Important Book!

Thank you Tonto for telling your story! I was most encouraged not by the war, endurance and grit as cool and impressive as all that was. I was internally touched and changed because of your willingness to be vulnerable, humble snd brutally honest in order to tell of your failures and weaknesses along the way to your success! Thank you for humanizing yourself to become relatable. 13 hrs is my favorite war movie. I'm brought to tears everytime I watch it, because of your and your brothers honor that was displayed on that historic day in Benghazi. Now knowing a part of your journey makes it all the better! There's no doubt God was protecting you as He did warriors like Joshua and David in the Old Testament. We serve a Great and Mighty God that achieves the impossible!
Thank you for your service!

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WOW

Great story from an American Hero!

I have watched the movie 13 Hours multiple times, but hearing Kris tell his story and give the insight and background of his experiences took it to a whole new level.

From the story of his early life all the way through to the end it shows his dedication to us, the American people and the many sacrifices he has made to protect us.

If I were 30 years younger, I would love to attempt to do some of the things he has accomplished. Not but respect for him an all those who serve!

Thank you, Kris, for what you have done, and yes, I believe you so please keep telling the truth about what happened in Benghazi!

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  • Ritch
  • 02-13-18

Honest, slow to the point sometimes but great read

As someone who was already a "fan" of Kris Paronto the first chapter felt a little slow but it soon started to feel right. There are lots of military euphemisms and anecdotes in this book and it might be a little difficult for someone without at least a basic understanding of military life to comprehend. Those of us with military service however will either love it or loathe it - I'm the former. After getting about a third in, it started to meld with me and I genuinely found his wisdom inspirational and it puts my own issues in context really. At the risk of sounding sexist, this book comes across to me as a man's book, quite blunt but with stories of military life seeming quite convoluted at times but getting to a point, all of a sudden, which hits you hard and makes you think "oh, yeah, he's right". As a self help book, it pulls no punches and Kris is remarkably honest about his own failings and shortcomings and, especially as a man who has been through what he did in the early 2010s, deserves serious respect. I loved the book and will most likely re-read but mark certain passages next time. I say it's better suited to men because, unlike some books, this will snack you upside the head and shout at you for your failures but then pat your shoulder and tell you "c'mon, you got this, you can do it". I hope he writes again soon.

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  • Michael lee
  • 07-27-17

inspirational

I personally, absolutely loved it and 10p% inspiration of how Kris overcame so many obstacles to get to his goals in Life. brilliant book, highly recommended.

thank you for your service.

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  • Justin
  • 11-21-18

will definitely do this book twice

chapter 7 onwards.. is were the true leaderships grit comes out. i thoroughly enjoy this book.tonto was calm while reading it all.. yes 4☆ .