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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Antenori, Hans Halberstadt Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781400172603
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On April 6th. 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield. In the process, the Nine One encountered hordes of news media and at the peak of the fight, a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb into the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens. Roughneck Nine One is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq, and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A gripping account.... A notable contribution to the literature on both the Iraq war and the capabilities of special-ops units. Booklist
  • “A gritty inside look at a Special Forces team at work.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gripping account…. A notable contribution to the literature on both the Iraq war and the capabilities of special-ops units.”

    Booklist

  • “A powerful no-holds barred, first-hand account…Captures the professionalism, comradeship, self-sacrifice, and courage that define the heart and soul of America’s finest warriors.”

    Tom Yarborough, author of Da Nang Diary

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Winter | 12/29/2013

    " I enjoyed it, good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boozy | 12/15/2013

    " excellent account of ODA 391's actions early in the Iraq war. I felt that the authors insight into the leadership was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/6/2013

    " Tells the story of an A-team in the early days of Iraq 2. Interesting study on the ins and outs of Green Beret training and operations, and should be a good read for anyone interested in the subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bale | 11/19/2013

    " Great action, well written. Explains inner workings of Army ODA team. A must for anyone interested in small unit tactics and leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/12/2013

    " A decent read about a Special Forces ODA in Iraq. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 7/23/2013

    " interesting but a little laborious "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 7/3/2013

    " Why is it nearly every book about USSF includes a horrendus friendly fire incident? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Denny | 4/16/2013

    " A good book on life in the ODA Teams of the Army's Special Forces in the invasion of Iraq. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Prest | 11/7/2012

    " Good writing, action but took too long to read something that could've been summarized shortly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Kassin | 7/28/2012

    " This book starts with the rigorous training and eventual plunge into war. Their will and courage will be tested when at a crossroads. Great read on the Iraq War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Funk | 12/17/2011

    " Interesting story, it was a good read. I liked having noncoms in charge! It's the working men that get things done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dakota | 11/28/2011

    " This book is very interesting, and i would highly recommend it to anyone who is into this genre. I've read it 3 times and it's on my my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/18/2011

    " Great book ...Frank is a master operator a definite american hero ... Great read very evenly sewn and interesting ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 6/18/2011

    " Pretty good description of life as a member of a U.S. Special Forces Team at war. The author is good at bringing the reader into the story, and I could relate to how he must have felt when his team was mobbed by the press. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boozy | 5/1/2011

    " excellent account of ODA 391's actions early in the Iraq war. I felt that the authors insight into the leadership was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/24/2011

    " A decent read about a Special Forces ODA in Iraq. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dakota | 4/16/2010

    " This book is very interesting, and i would highly recommend it to anyone who is into this genre. I've read it 3 times and it's on my my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bale | 11/1/2008

    " Great action, well written. Explains inner workings of Army ODA team. A must for anyone interested in small unit tactics and leadership. "

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About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.