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Author: Carl Stiner, Tom Clancy, Tony Koltz Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Commanders Series Release Date: February 2002 ISBN: 9781415911792
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Teams of dedicated, highly specialized soldiers trained to a higher standard than regular forces; an armamentarium of advanced weapons and tactics; a variety of exotic, critical assignments for the good of the nation; in short, the U.S. Special Forces seem tailor-made for Tom Clancy, progenitor of the techno-thriller. In this factual account written with General Carl Steiner (Ret.), a commander who held responsibility for all U.S. Special Operations forces across all service lines, we get special insight into a largely secretive community whose members do not talk about their work. We hear about it only afterwards—the Achille Lauro hijacking, the "takedown" of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the efforts to find Aidid in Somalia. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/5/2014

    " I picked this up to learn a bit more about Special Forces, in light of the Bin Laden raid. This is a pretty good introduction to Special Operations/Forces, with enough history and exmples to make it an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/2/2013

    " This book opened a whole new world of unconventional warfare and military history to me. A really great book on special forces from WWII and beyond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/2/2013

    " My dad is mentioned briefly in this book, and I can't help but love it because it's true and good account of the lives of SF ops and keep his memory alive. It makes me so proud of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 10/13/2013

    " Factual reading. Interesting details. Not a life changer. If you are into military history and especially special ops its worth a look. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortino | 9/27/2013

    " A great insight into the operations of Army Special Forces. Gave me understanding that their operations were much more than guts and glory. Much politics and planning go into each operation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cimuchowski | 3/28/2013

    " Tough work. I will stick to preaching and teaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/26/2013

    " This was a cool Tom Clancy because it is non-fiction and all about the history/job of the US special forces. They are bad-a. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel | 1/2/2013

    " informative. for any military enthusiast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 9/16/2012

    " Good primer on America's Special Operations Forces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 3/13/2012

    " All my ideas about special forces turned out to be wrong. Very informative although the story is told from a historical perspective. Do not expect too much technical details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/7/2012

    " You thought he just wrote fiction. This is non-fiction that presents what's clandestine ops really are about. You need to understand why this is important in this age, if you don't know already. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 12/31/2011

    " Special Forces. Hoo-rah et al. But way too much detail for me. Otherwise OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/18/2011

    " This non-fiction book gives a very good history of the various special operations units of the US Armed Forces. There is also a good narrative of actual operations and what went wrong or right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dio | 12/17/2011

    " SF journey from formation by Bill Yarborough to integration with USSOCOM, with heavy focus on Gen. Carl Stiner's experiences. Not very streamlined, but still an interesting nonfiction to learn about SF roles in Panama and the Gulf War. Wish it's possible to give it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 7/6/2011

    " An excellent picture of the special ops services "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortino | 2/6/2011

    " A great insight into the operations of Army Special Forces. Gave me understanding that their operations were much more than guts and glory. Much politics and planning go into each operation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 7/29/2010

    " Tom Clancy and Special Ops - what's not to like?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 9/5/2009

    " This was a cool Tom Clancy because it is non-fiction and all about the history/job of the US special forces. They are bad-a. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 7/23/2009

    " My dad is mentioned briefly in this book, and I can't help but love it because it's true and good account of the lives of SF ops and keep his memory alive. It makes me so proud of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 3/7/2009

    " This non-fiction book gives a very good history of the various special operations units of the US Armed Forces. There is also a good narrative of actual operations and what went wrong or right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel | 6/6/2008

    " informative. for any military enthusiast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 5/3/2008

    " You thought he just wrote fiction. This is non-fiction that presents what's clandestine ops really are about. You need to understand why this is important in this age, if you don't know already. Good read. "

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

    " All my ideas about special forces turned out to be wrong. Very informative although the story is told from a historical perspective. Do not expect too much technical details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cimuchowski | 10/8/2007

    " Tough work. I will stick to preaching and teaching. "

About the Author

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the co-founder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman. He is a veteran stage performer with regional and national stage credits ranging from works by Shakespeare to modern day.