Roberts Ridge: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Malcolm Macpherson

Narrated By: Joe Barrett

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2008

Duration: 8 hours 28 minutes


In this gripping you-are-there account based on stunning eyewitness testimony and painstaking research, journalist Malcolm MacPherson thrusts us into a drama of rescue, tragedy, and valor from the war in Afghanistan.

For an elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: to take control of a towering 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar, a key post in their plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan. But the enemy was waiting, and when the Special Forces chopper was shredded by enemy fire, a red-haired SEAL named Neil Roberts was thrown from the aircraft. Roberts's fellow SEALs were determined to bring him out-no matter what the cost. This harrowing true account captures in dramatic detail their seventeen-hour battle, fought against near-impossible odds, to save one of their own.

"An impressively detailed account of one heart-wrenching battle in the invasion of Afghanistan. MacPherson gives readers a rare, behind-the-scenes look....A Great read."-St. Petersburg Times


  • Kyle Lanter

    Great first-hand account of the heroism of our soldiers at war. Brings to light the struggle of man and technology as we continually try to strive to advance our capabilities on the battlefield. Shows the heroism of all of our troops especially those involved in the battle of takur ghar.