12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

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"A thrilling action ride of a book" (The New York Times Book Review)-from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018-the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.



  • I was initially worried about the narration of this book based on the negative reviews, but I decided to listen to a 5-minute sample to see for myself. While I wasn't blown away by the narrator's voice and style, I also wasn't completely put off. I understood why some reviewers had issues with the narration, but I didn't want to abandon a 20-hour book halfway through just because of that. Surprisingly, I found that I could get used to the narration after a couple of hours and ended up listening to the entire book without any problems. Ultimately, I don't think the narration had a significant impact on the story. It was mediocre, but it didn't detract from or enhance the overall experience. As for the story itself, it is truly captivating, both wonderful and heartbreaking at times. There were moments where the narrative felt a bit disjointed due to the jumping around, and some stories seemed incomplete or not properly connected to others. However, despite these flaws, I still enjoyed the book and its content. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and the US's quick response in joining forces with the Northern Alliance to combat the Taliban.
  • This book is absolutely amazing, no doubt about it. It gives us a fascinating glimpse into the incredible abilities of our U.S. Special Forces personnel, both men and women. The firsthand account of the story showcases just how powerful and impactful a mere two companies can be, and how they can make all the difference between victory and defeat.
  • It blows my mind how courageous individuals have gone above and beyond to ensure our safety. '12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers' is an awe-inspiring and profoundly touching narrative that resonates on both a patriotic and human level. The narrator's performance is exceptional, instantly establishing a strong connection with the characters. This book not only entertained me, but also served as a reminder of the invaluable freedom, protection, and safety I enjoy in this incredible nation. It shedding light on the sacrifices made to secure these liberties.
  • If the writer had not begun the book halfway through the story, it may have been more enjoyable. Additionally, there was an unnecessary history lesson about 9/11, assuming that the reader had no prior knowledge of it. The narrator lacks the ability to differentiate his voice for various characters, simply reading the book aloud. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this book a negative one.
  • After catching the flick "12 STRONG," I gotta say, this book has been a blast to dive into. It's full of juicy tidbits about military history that I never knew before. So much more detail than the movie!
  • I really enjoyed reading this book, but the person who narrated it was absolutely terrible! They were so bad that I couldn't even make it past the first couple of hours before I had to return the book.
  • This audiobook really immerses you in the thick of the action. It also allows you to grasp the intricacies of warfare and the emotional toll it takes on families when their loved ones are stationed far from home.