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No Way Out

The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege
Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: History, Military
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Publisher's Summary

In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and understrength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town. 

In No Way Out, Adam evokes the heat and chaos of battle as the Taliban hit Easy Company with wave after wave of brutal attack. He describes what it was like to have responsibility for the lives of his men as they fought back heroically over 21 days and nights of relentless, nerve-shredding combat. Finally, as they came down to their last rounds and death stared Easy Company in the face, the siege took an extraordinary turn.... 

Powerful, highly charged and moving, No Way Out is Adam's tribute to the men of Easy Company who paid a heavy price for serving their country. 

 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Adam Jowett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Intense and fully engaging

Brilliant book and gives a real sense of the intensity of war. Respect to all who have served and to those in Easy Company

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A truly great read

A truly gripping story, I enjoyed listening and being part of it.
listening to the epilogue I found myself in tears and smiling at the same time

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A great story.

Loved this story. The camaraderie developed by the troops in this s**thole really shines through. Great narration. I had to keep reminding myself that the author and the performer were 2 different individuals.

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its a good ture story. very mildy tone down.

very true story line. a story told to show sacrifices are not in vain n the misconstrued hierarchy of the military is ever present in all country

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like it a lot

I think it was a good view of how war is now andthe air support

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Dull.

Very childish narrative, and boring half way through. Couldnt finish, total loss of interest. No thanks.

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  • Michael Jones
  • 22-06-2018

Exceptional

Fantastic read and really drives home the heroism and absolute tanasity of our guys who fought overseas. I've literally never read a book as quick as I did this! highly highly recommend.

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  • peter
  • 07-06-2018

A Soldiers Story

A gripping account enhanced by a talented narrator. I feel that the epilogue should have been a prologue. To allow the authors story to say bollocks to his critics.

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  • Anthony Duffy
  • 28-06-2018

Narrator was excellent

I'm amazed at how the narrator managed to pull off Irish brummie and Northern Irish accents. Fascinating story

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  • Jake
  • 28-06-2018

Shattering

An incredible account of the front line action against the Taliban. Adam and his brave men were put in an impossible situation yet through hard grit and determination they succeeded in fending off the enemy. This is the realest, rawest and most exhilarating book I’ve read on the war in Afghanistan. Those lads are heroes, nothing but respect!

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  • Dan Kirby
  • 31-05-2018

Fantastic Book

Good review which really gives an insight into the soldiers struggles in Helmand, and not what the main stream media reported.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2020

What a story! Incredible blokes, BZ

Absolutely brilliant in every way. My only complaint is the incorrect pronunciation by the narrator of 42 Commando Royal Marines.

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  • LEE T.
  • 07-03-2020

Astounding.

A gripping read. I was captivated throughout this true story of heroism and sacrifice by these brave men.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-2020

superb account of modern British soldiering

about as gritty and honest a book about the modern British soldiers grit and fighting spirit as you will find.
superb listen

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  • Vinces
  • 27-02-2020

compelling listen

A well told story that keeps the listener engaged from chapter to chapter. excellent narration adds to the overall package

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  • Daniel Becker
  • 15-02-2020

A riveting listen (on Audible), I highly recommend

This is a story that needed to be told. The debt we owe to the service personnel of our armed forces is many times bigger than most of us recognise. There are few of us that have the mental and physical toughness needed to carry a fight like these guys had to, and fewer who would be able to sustain the mental clarity, discipline and motivation to continue the gruelling and dangerous fight day after day after day.

This is a well written and engaging recounting of Adam Jowett's time in Musa Qala. It took a chapter or so to really get into the story, but as soon as Major Jowett reaches Musa Qala it's a non-stop rollercoaster of death, destruction and heroism with the unpredictable rise and fall of fortune. Spirits are lifted and moral is high after lucky events work in the favour of the garrison, only for misfortune to strike, dashing the spirits of the defenders as they learn to cope in the face of losing friends. Never knowing who might could be next to catch an unlucky mortar round, bullet or RPG, but certain that there will be a next in the growing number of fatalities in the face of an unrelenting onslaught from motivated and well armed Taliban fighters.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Military history, but also anyone who is interested in the reality of life on the actual front line of a modern conflict. Honestly, if you've bothered to read my incoherent rambling this far, you should get this book.