Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sean Naylor

Narrated By: John Henry Cox

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2005

Duration: 19 hours 39 minutes


At dawn on March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the twenty-first century began. Over 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and Tenth Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot valley-and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy's strength and willingness to fight. Now, award-winning journalist Sean Naylor, an eyewitness to the battle, details the failures of military intelligence and planning and vividly portrays the astonishing heroism of these young, untested US soldiers. Denied the extra support with which they trained, these troops nevertheless proved their worth in brutal combat and prevented an American military disaster.

"Meticulously reported."--Oregonian (Portland, OR)


  • Lee Wimberley

    The story is incredible and the reader is very good.