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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Doug Stanton

Narrated By: Jack Garrett

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 16 hours 42 minutes


"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.

Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the city's immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed.


  • Anonymous

    great story, but was dragged on for the span of time the operation lasted

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Rori T

    Great story that should be read, narrator great changing his voice for the different people speaking. I would get lost in the story, also on the road. As I would be play while playing driving.