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In the Company of Heroes: The True Story of Black Hawk Pilot Michael Durant and the Men Who Fought and Fell at Mogadishu

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven Hartov, Michael Durant

Narrated By: Michael Durant

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2003

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

'Ranger, Ranger, you die Somalia!' shouted the enraged Somali voices surrounding Blackhawk helicopter pilot Michael J. Durant, his bird shot down by a well-placed rocket-propelled grenade. With his devastating injuries, Durant would be lucky to survive the night.
'Mike Durant...Mike Durant...' came the disembodied voice floating above the war-torn streets of Mogadishu, mixed in with the steady drone of a large U.S. Army helicopter. 'Mike Durant...We will not leave without you!'
Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk, Durant was shot down and captured on October 3, 1993, in the battle depicted in Mark Bowden's bestselling book Black Hawk Down. Durant became a prisoner of Somali warlord Mohammed Aidid -- the man responsible for prolonging starvation in his country by hijacking United Nations food shipments. U.S. policy makers had determined that capturing Aidid was the only way to restore order. The simple snatch-and-grab plan, named Operation Gothic Serpent, turned into the biggest U.S. Firefight since the Vietnam War.
Durant's experience as a prisoner in Somalia grew increasingly bizarre, crystallizing a clash of cultures by turns frightening, melancholy, hilarious, and strangely familiar. Revealing never-before-told stories with the incisive thought and emotion of one who was there, In the Company of Heroes is one man's unforgettable, true story of going to hell and making it back alive.

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  • John U

    Best book ever. Some say the author is monotone, I think the author reading the book is perfection. He is a true soldier and hero and he speaks like one that has been there. This isn't a story that needs to come to life. He tells the story from his point of view and it makes you feel like you are there. I found myself mesmerized. It was like I was watching a movie. Favorite book. Hands down.

  • Anonymous

    The quality of the DVD disc was poor and several sections skipped and distracted from listening to the story in addition I have to agree with the other listeners that the monotone delivery was weak.

  • Jim C

    I enjoyed this book overall but my enthusiam was dampened by the monotone, delivery of the author. A professional would have brought this story alive, with Durant reading it barely survives.

  • Frances Flowers

    AN EMOTIONAL AND CAPTIVATING BIOGRAPHY. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AUDIO BOOK TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE LIVES OF OUR MILITARY MEN & WOMAN. I PURCHASED TWO BOOKS AFTER LISTENING TO THIS BOOK, GAVE ONE TO MY HUSBAND AND SENT THE OTHER TO MY DAD IN CALIFORNIA. TRULY A GREAT READ.

  • Cheryl G

    Well read, and extremely well written. I was there with him through the entire event. It will bring a tear to your eyes.

  • KJY

    Mike Durant tells his story of capture, confinement, and release with such courage and grace. Great book for anyone interested in the life of a real soldier and hero.

  • Cindy Hampton

    Enjoyed the book and would recommend. The book is specific to Michael Durant's captivity and does a nice job providing background synopsis pertaining to the events of Black Hawk Down. Michael Durant is the narrator and does an excellent job articulating the imagery of his ordeal and the courage displayed by fellow comrades.

In the Company of Heroes: The True Story of Black Hawk Pilot Michael Durant and the Men Who Fought and Fell at Mogadishu

by Steven Hartov, Michael Durant

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In the Company of Heroes: The True Story of Black Hawk Pilot Michael Durant and the Men Who Fought and Fell at Mogadishu, Steven Hartov, Michael Durant