12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Written by:
Doug Stanton
Narrated by:
Jack Garrett

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2011
16 hours 41 minutes
Now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon!

“A thrilling action ride of a book” (The New York Times Book Review)—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.

In the weeks following the attacks of September 11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan. Riding on horseback, they pursued the Taliban over the stark and mountainous Afghanistan terrain. After a series of intense battles, they captured the strategically essential city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city, and the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban regime had been overthrown. 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-Jangi, 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.

Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong “is not just a battle story—it’s also about the home front. An important book” (the TODAY show). A thrilling, inspiring tale of a group of men on horses who did the impossible and an incredible account of real life bravery and heroism in the face of insurmountable odds.
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great story, but was dragged on for the span of time the operation lasted

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We send our troops in to do the impossible they do then our leaders blow it up Our men were winning the hearts and minds of the people we let them down Book of honor and sacrifice a great read

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Was a great book and kinda answered a lot of questions about the area.

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Austin Q.

Love this book amazing book

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Damien M.

very good book but was also very dragged out,

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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.

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