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  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,720

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

The truth hurts

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

A great read, a helpful listen to anyome who has suffered from Mental health issues from a traumatic incident/past. Well done Jason Fox, listening to your book is like a light in the dark.

  • 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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

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

Lump in the throat, tear in my eye.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

I cant even begin to describe how amazing this book is, it paints a picture through the descriptive narrating. At times I felt like I was feeling what these guys were feeling. An amazing story of courage and the indestructible bond of brothers forged in battle.