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  • The Chosen Few

  • A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
  • By: Gregg Zoroya, William H. McRaven - foreward
  • Narrated by: Gregg Zoroya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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The story of one of the Afghanistan war's most decorated units and their 15-month ordeal, culminating in the Battle of Wanat, the deadliest battle of the war. A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A sad reality

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-01-19

excellent story telling and gripping content

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

heart wrenching sorrows and losses coupled with intense excitement and moment of laugh out loud snippets .

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 6

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
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Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By M Johnson on 11-09-18

gripping

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Reviewed: 11-09-18

been powering through the episodes the audio book keeping my attention gripped better than a TV series as I'm working .

  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • By: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book if you like the spec ops world

  • By Jut on 10-02-15

One day listen

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

Brilliant book, had me captivated from the get go , great depth and description had you drawn in and hooked, brilliant first audible book .