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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781400173488
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From the authors of the bestselling In the Company of Heroes come the thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit, the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world. In his first book, Michael Durant told his harrowing tale of being shot down in his Blackhawk over Mogadishu and held captive by a Somali warlord. It was a remarkable account, particularly because Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent-they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined. From Iran to Grenada to Iraq, the 160th SOAR (A) has been at the point of the spear and in the thick of combat, delivering and supporting Delta operators, Rangers, and SEAL teams to any target, at any point on the globe, in all weather-night or day. Simply put, they are the best of the best, and here for the first time are their hair-raising true stories of battle, capture, victory, and loss. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The book’s action scenes are numerous and spine-tingling, its portraits of men living a life of danger absorbing, and the regiment’s sadly long roll of honor distinctly moving.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 2/7/2014

    " Excellent book detailing the origins and some of the missions of the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment). Easy to read and interesting to follow, an inside look at special ops. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernie | 1/29/2014

    " Fantastic non-fiction book about army helicopter pilots and their real stories that run from the news reels of the 70's to present day. Excellent for anyone that is interested in special ops, military planning, and the dedicated men that protect us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Arsenault | 12/16/2013

    " A fantastic story of the members of the 160th aviation regiment of the US Army. The author did a great job capturing the lives of those that formed the unit and have made it into the elite flying squadron that they are today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/15/2013

    " This book is very detailed and well narrated. However, it was way too technical and detailed for the layperson. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the military or is a veteran. "

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

    " Wow! What an awesome book. It's nice to gain knowlegde (as much as they will allow) about out special forces. The 160th SOAR is the best aviation unit in the world. Although I'm not ex-miltary I found it easy to follow. Some of the missions will pull on your "heart strings". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Armstrong | 11/21/2013

    " A pretty incredible group of people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 11/17/2013

    " A great look inside the 160th SOAR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy Loux | 7/23/2013

    " A great look into one of the most unique aviation units in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyyoung | 6/9/2013

    " Excellent Book, great research. I stayed fully engaged the whole time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Heichel | 11/24/2012

    " Well written and action packed. A little repetitive towards the end, as this is a collection of various fight stories and not a continuous narrative, but still very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Koncar | 9/16/2012

    " A must read if you enjoyed Black Hawk Down and/or In the Company of Heroes. Each are great, but all are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhianna | 3/14/2011

    " It's really interesting to read this in conjunction with pete blaber's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 10/1/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, a look into the origins and development of the 160th SOAR. Durant skillfully tells the story in a way that is both simple and captivating. The book is an easy read and should be of interest to anyone who relishes modern military history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dflaum | 5/10/2010

    " Very good book about the history behind the 160th. A good read if you want to learn about the wild tales of special operations helicopter pilots. Provides an interesting perspective on my conflicts the united states has entered over the past few decades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cobray | 4/17/2010

    " A great look inside the 160th SOAR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 7/24/2009

    " A must read if you enjoyed Black Hawk Down and/or In the Company of Heroes. Each are great, but all are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/3/2008

    " Wow! What an awesome book. It's nice to gain knowlegde (as much as they will allow) about out special forces. The 160th SOAR is the best aviation unit in the world. Although I'm not ex-miltary I found it easy to follow. Some of the missions will pull on your "heart strings". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 7/13/2008

    " A great look into one of the most unique aviation units in the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/27/2007

    " This book is very detailed and well narrated. However, it was way too technical and detailed for the layperson. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the military or is a veteran. "

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About the Author

Michael J. Durant retired from the army as a chief warrant officer 4. In addition to participating in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, he saw action in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kuwait. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star with Valor Device, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, the POW/MIA ribbon, and the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters

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.