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  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By Samuel on 28-07-15

had to watch movie after this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great true story detailing a deadly mission that went badly wrong due to humanity being shown!

  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen

  • By Paul C on 01-09-17

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Brutal reality of a bloody war reflected in this book.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Good voice takes you directly to theatre

  • Danger Close

  • Commanding 3 Para in Afghanistan
  • By: Colonel Stuart Tootal
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

3 PARA was the first unit into Helmand in 2006. Sent on a peace mission, it became engaged in a level of combat that had not been experienced by the British Army since the end of the Korean War. Undermanned and suffering from equipment shortages, 3 PARA fought doggedly to win the break in battle. Numerous gallantry decorations were awarded, but they were not without cost. This is a dramatic, and often moving, insight into the leadership of soldiers at the sharp end of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and accurate

  • By mac on 25-01-15

voice!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

What did you like best about Danger Close? What did you like least?

I could not get away with the narrators voice. I have recently completed Lone Survivor and Outlaw Platoon and was looking forward to a book involving the British forces. Full respect for the guys and what they were doing for the security of our country but didn't like the way it was put across. No offence this is just personnel preference.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stuart Tootal? Why or why not?

yes - good content

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

yes

Was Danger Close worth the listening time?

I did nearly turn off early doors but persevered and enjoyed the book in the end.