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On Combat Audiobook

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

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Publisher's Summary

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations, so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America. The authors reveal the nature of the warrior, brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to go to that place from which others flee.

After examining the incredible impact of a few true warriors in battle, On Combat presents new and exciting research as to how to train the mind to become inoculated to stress, fear, and even pain. Expanding on Lt. Col. Grossman's popular "bulletproof mind" presentation, the audiobook explores what really happens to the warrior after the battle, and shows how emotions, such as relief and self-blame, are natural and healthy ways to feel about having survived combat. A fresh and highly informative look at post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) details how to prevent it, how to survive it should it happen, how to come out of it stronger, and how to help others who are experiencing it.

On Combat is easy to understand and powerful in scope. It is a true classic that will be listened to by new and veteran warriors for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Dean Pattinson 06/06/2015
    Dean Pattinson 06/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    very informative and eye opening. arguably essential information for every one not just our warriors.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jeremiah
    VAN NUYS, CA, United States
    26/02/14
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    "DAT ENDING"
    If you could sum up On Combat in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, helpful, applicable.


    What does Dave Grossman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dave Grossman brings THAT ENDING.
    I won't spoil it, but in the last few seconds of the book the tone of the book goes from 55 mph to Mach freakin' 12 as the patriotism literally EXPLODES into your ears, music even starts playing! I didn't know whether to laugh or gag it was so comical.

    Honestly, GREAT BOOK, but there's something to be said about that ending.
    If you recommend this book to a friend you will DEFINITELY know when he or she has finished it when they jump up and yell "AMERICAAAAAAA!!!"

    The seriousness and somber tone of the rest the book is almost overshadowed by the ending of this book, it just doesn't fit to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Every part of this book is important and I found myself rewinding a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    Be prepared for that ending.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    United States
    18/12/13
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    "A solid read. Very informative and rivreting."
    Where does On Combat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top 5 of my non-fiction list. Very informative.. I don't agree with all the author's conclusions, but it's a definite must read for people who want to understand how stress affects performance. If you are a first responder of any branch or want to understand the types of stress they encounter, this should be on your reading list.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On Combat?

    Stories from police and military people.. Riveting.


    Have you listened to any of Dave Grossman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But, a friend just gave me On Killing in paperback.. I am planning to start reading it soon.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No one particular moment.. There were many poignant moments in the book.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Michael B.
    02/05/17
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    "A Warrior Family read..."

    A must read for any Warrior, Warrior Family, or Warrior Spouse.

    Just read this with my teenage son who is about to enlist to the United States Marine Corps.

    What insight regarding every component to battle. The prior, during and following affects to the warrior, and everyone that loves him! The emotional, physiological, and even the spiritual components of combat. The reiteration of the 'Sheepdog' ideology alone makes the book worth every penny!

    About to read again, but this time along with my wife... a Marine Wife, and soon to be (God willing), a Marine Mom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jonah
    21/03/17
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    "Just what I needed."

    I'm a police officer in the United States, and this book was recommended to me by my SGT after I had just gotten out of a shooting while on duty.

    I listened to this while I waited on administrative leave as my department determined my fate. I've never before had someone point a gun in my face with the intent to kill me, nor have I had to discharge my duty weapon at another living person. I was and am still dealing with the complex emotions of that experience.

    I just want to say thank you so much for this book, as the knowledge contained in it helped me to process my experience. I know I am better off because of your words.

    Sincerely, a grateful patrol officer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elitheman
    24/12/14
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    "A must read for warriors.
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    For all soldiers, law enforcement and civilian sheep dogs. Mindset, how to survive the fight before it comes .
    Nothing beats having the book narrated by it's author you can feel the passion for the subject matter in his voice.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    edelestein, IL, United States
    23/01/14
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    "if you carry a gun - you must listen to this"

    A bit of a scholarly work but well worth it.

    This is a must listen if you have a carry permit or have firearms in the home for defense.

    BZ Col Grossman

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • GP
    Phoenix, AZ
    06/11/16
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    "An insightful and compelling look at a difficult topic"

    This is an exceptional book. Col. Grossman's insights on the bulletproof mind and the effects of combat are exceptional - this is not just a look at combat from a soldier's perspective but looks at soldiers, law enforcement, and society in general. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pedro
    19/02/15
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    "Read or listen in this case"

    I loved this book, it is very informative. It is a must read for military & first responders.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Riley
    14/02/15
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    "Powerful"

    I am not a public servant of any kind but this should be mandatory reading for anybody who is or cares about their family and those around them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • thomas
    Daleville, AL, United States
    05/02/15
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    "Best book on combat of all time!"

    As a veteran this book helped me understand my experience and know how to help myself heal and heal others. My calling to be a warrior was also affirmed and strengthened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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