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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (666 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dalton Fury Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781400179695
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The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world-a mission important enough it couldn't be handled by just any American military or intelligence force. This was a mission of international importance, and the best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit-an elite and mysterious unit known as Delta Force. These Delta warriors had help, about as good a help as you can get. The CIA, a dozen of the British Queen's elite commandos, and another dozen or so Army Green Berets stepped up. This team waged a modern-day siege of epic proportions against Osama bin Laden and his seemingly impenetrable cave sanctuary burrowed deep inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range. Over the years since the battle ended, scores of news stories have surfaced offering tidbits of information about what actually happened in Tora Bora. Most of it is conjecture and speculation. Kill Bin Laden is the first ever accurate, firsthand account of this battle and an inside look at the extraordinary nature of Delta Force and how they operate. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best book ever written by a special operations insider. This guy Fury’s men are the real-deal Delta Force operators. You need to know what happened at Tora Bora, and this great book will tell you.”

    Colonel David Hunt, US Army (ret.), New York Times bestselling author of They Just Don’t Get It

  • A proud, riveting, warts-and-all account of...one of the most important special operations missions of all time. Michael Smith, author of Killer Elite: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
  • “Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta is without doubt one of the most fearsome military units ever assembled. Delta officer Dalton Fury didn’t just take part in the battle of Tora Bora, he commanded all the special operations troops, both US and British, who were there. Kill Bin Laden is a proud, riveting, warts-and-all account of that battle, one of the most important special operations missions of all time.”

    Michael Smith, author of Killer Elite: The Inside Story of America’s Most Secret Special Operations Team

  • “A riveting account of one of the most important—but also least understood—battles in the war on terror.”

    Time

  • “An important, must-read book about real warriors. A story that so positively reflects what on the ground decision making, professional acceptance of risk and maximizing interagency cooperation can do. Dalton Fury shows us with amazing detail and insight what highly trained and motivated special operators can accomplish successfully in combat out of all proportion to their numbers.”

    Cofer Black, former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Counter Terrorist Center

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 2/12/2014

    " Details of the early days of the Afghanistan war when bin Ladin escaped from Tora bora. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Ganko | 1/25/2014

    " An interesting viewpoint on the early campaign in Afghanistan, especially the Tora Bora battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 1/23/2014

    " This is a must-read. My only "complaint" about it is that the writing is kind of cheesy, which is unfortunately typical of books like this. It is easily overlooked; the author is a soldier, not a master of literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting pre-Bin Laden kill take on the hunt. Reads in part like a novel, and in part like a historical narrative. I was in the middle of the read when they got BL which made the book that much more interesting. Not a lot of details about the operations which remain classified but enough for us to use our imagination. " "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent read very intense and gripping, as a former soldier I think the book reads well to everyone . Dalton takes the reader deep inside the exhaustive hunt for UBL, helping navigate through the difficulties of linking up and forming an alliance with the native peshmerga of the northern alliance. The last days of the hunt takes dalton his team and peshmerga deep into the mountains of Tora Bora. It is here they believe they have UBL cornered in a cave complex only to see him slip out the back door into Pakistan . Dalton chronicles the day to day manhunt for the most wanted man in the world !!! Definitely recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyson | 1/7/2014

    " Terrific account of the days spent on the hunt for the world's most wanted man. From logistics and day to day operations to the tactics behind the scenes that lead to Bin Laden's mysterious border crossing. This is a great book for anyone interested in the first group with boots on the ground in Afghanistan. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Denim | 12/30/2013

    " I learned so much from listening to this book. I'm currently researching military men for my next novel and the author gave me lots of insight into the minds of the men who serve on the front lines, but also I got myself a history lesson on what really happened in Tora Bora and the hunt for Bin Laden. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Noyes | 12/25/2013

    " Good story of brave soldiers. Drags a bit with some of the backstory stuff, but you come away with a great deal of respect for the people on the front lines, and how impossible a task they faced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Sigman | 12/1/2013

    " Saw the author on 60 Minutes (in disguise). Had to get the book. Lived up to my expectations. Incredible stories, background knowledge of the elite Delta Force. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johannes Axner | 11/19/2013

    " Pretty good for this kind of military book. Keeps to the format of jumping between the current events of the book and the authors earlier relevant experiences and training. A solid read and a must for anyone interested in Delta and special operations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracykate2002 | 11/4/2013

    " A real eye-opener and first hand account of the early Afghanistan mission. You think twice about the real sacrifice these men truly make for their country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clinton | 10/23/2013

    " Why'd we blow it so badly? We were so close. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/2/2013

    " Fast-paced account of the original mission to find Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice in 2001. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Wood | 5/31/2013

    " I have an autographed copy of the book by one of the men who was there. It was an honor to train with men from "the unit." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/27/2013

    " this is in an incredible story and necessary reading for anyone who still thinks that george bush didn't have a shot at bin laden. he did - he chose not to take it. fury's story is amazing and credible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Levine | 1/21/2013

    " What a wasted opportunity "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Frost | 10/14/2012

    " Relearning the lessons of Vietnam. I think I believe this guy. Not the best story teller, but it was understandable and readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Kelly | 10/10/2012

    " Interesting first-hand account of the battle for Tora Bora and how the US initially interacted with the Afghan warlords in their wars with the Bin Laden. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 8/3/2012

    " Hahahahaha....ahem "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbone | 9/11/2011

    " An excellent book about what happened just after 911 and what really went down as America was trying to Kill Bin Laden. First hand account of the guy running the show in this battle. Interesting look inside Delta Force as well and what they are all about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 8/10/2011

    " didn't really grab me. A little too much ego and shout outs to comrades. Didn't bother to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 5/26/2011

    " I was blown-away at how stupid these Delta guys acted sometimes. To me, it sounded as though there was often little planning and a lot of "gun-ho" bravado. These guys just wanted to shoot something and so did their air detachment. Disappointing read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 5/13/2011

    " An interesting viewpoint on the early campaign in Afghanistan, especially the Tora Bora battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grafton | 4/16/2011

    " Outstanding book, if you're interested in military history. This is how wars should be chronicled: extremely accessible, intensely human, and at a pace which leaves you glued to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 3/28/2011

    " Relearning the lessons of Vietnam. I think I believe this guy. Not the best story teller, but it was understandable and readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 3/27/2011

    " Good story of brave soldiers. Drags a bit with some of the backstory stuff, but you come away with a great deal of respect for the people on the front lines, and how impossible a task they faced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 9/15/2010

    " Probably the definitive work on the "engagement" at Tora Bora from someone other than a journalist. Ignore the writer's bravado and you can learn alot about this particular "unit" as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 8/30/2010

    " Interesting perspective on what happened at Tora Bora and the operators involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 7/7/2010

    " A pretty good book. A good read to learn what our boys go through over there. Tells about alot of the BS that they have to deal with. The fact that it was first hand account made it even that much better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/8/2010

    " Regardless of your politics, this book offers an interesting and rare view inside America's premier fighting force. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 4/6/2010

    " LOVED this book. The author makes a few grammatical errors, etc. but he is a former SFOD-Delta commander, not an English professor. I am excited to see what he writes next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dev | 1/8/2010

    " A good look at the inside of Delta Force and their attempt to get Bin Laden. If the novel fails as a thriller, it's simply b/c the operators found themselves in Tora Bora acting only like very skilled aircraft controllers sending bombs down on the entrenched Al Quaeda. "

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About the Author

Dalton Fury is the bestselling author of the Delta Force series, and was the senior ranking military officer at the Battle of Tora Bora. As a Delta troop commander, he helped author the operation to hunt and kill Bin Laden. He told his tale of that mission in the book Kill Bin Laden, which went on to become a national bestseller.

About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.