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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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Dull.

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • amryform
  • 28-10-2019

No Way Out

For those in the military and those civilians that care, this book is a great read.
Adam Jowett tells it how it is. He takes the reader through the hell of Mossa Khala and the immense frustration of having Easy company’s hardship hardly recognised.
A most enjoyable audio book which keeps one enthralled from start to finish.



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  • Bryn Thomas
  • 17-10-2019

Exhilarating

This audio book was the best account yet of the horrors, and the vallor that the British armed forces faced during Afghanistan. Major Adam Jowett lead by example, and his account of the challenges they faced on a daily basis was " Exhillarating" . The epilog encapsulated the frustration that the Major faced until his forced early retirement, Perplexed why the Army did such a thing. Epic audio book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-2019

what a story!!!!!

those man had it truly horrible and then to get shit on by everyone around them wow

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-2019

A fantastic book!

What a fantastic book! A real insight into the lives of soldiers on deployment!

Well written and captivating from the off!

Also, the best performance from a narrator I have ever heard!

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  • Andrew Searle
  • 14-09-2019

Thoroughly enjoyable and moving read

Certainly one of the most enjoyable reads in a very long time. Adam Jowett’s account is clear, unflustered and dramatic. The remarkable men of Easy Company are truly some of the unsung heroes of the Afghan campaign deserving recognition for their professionalism whilst suffering an unabated and relentless assault by the Taliban. What a travesty the men of Easy Company were not recognised for their incredible contribution from the powers to be - shame on you. A big heads up to Adam Jowett for putting pen to paper to tell this incredible story. For my part, I’ll recommend this book to whoever I can.