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To Quell the Korengal

Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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In 2007, the US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade posted to northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company, the best within the Brigade, was assigned the toughest Area of Operations. It was called the Korengal Valley. During their 15-month tour, Battle Company saw more combat than any unit since Vietnam. Raw and unapologetic, To Quell the Korengal is a first-hand account of life on the front lines. Written by a grunt on the ground, it is rife with gun fights, grueling foot patrols, a villainous company commander, the austere routines of the American soldier, and the kind of humor only found in war.

Though equally appealing to combat-hardened listeners, the story is told in a manner any civilian can comprehend. It was the author's wish that the book could serve as a bridge of understanding for a veteran's wife or mom, or anyone curious about the conflict and sacrifices of our nation's troops.

©2015 Darren Shadix (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Arn
  • 14-02-2019

great read and absolutely fantastic book.

funny, yet serious and very true account told by someone who is be scared of being honest. fantastic read. one of the best Afghan accounts I have read.

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  • 13-04-2018

truest form of grunt-speak here

A good rendition of been there, done that. Nicely put in Real World Language not sugar-coated or sanitized.

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  • David
  • 03-03-2018

Great war memoir

I don’t think this is as excellent as House to House Outlaw Platoon or The Outpost, and there has been a decent amount written/documented about Restrepo (the medic, the base)....BUT that said this is a great memoir, good amount of action although I could use more dialogue even if it is only a guess (because no one wrote down exactly what they said in this battle, or that meeting with an elder). I could read every one of these books when they are written this well. Above avg narrator too. It sparks in me what every one felt on Sept 12, 2001 and why some took up the call to fight overseas.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-05-2019

Great Listen

first person account, Amazed by what the men went through in the Korengal. Also shows the stupidity of REMFs. Rear Echelon mother F. Great listen to the day to day life of foot soldier

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  • Mrs Stephanie L Cain
  • 10-04-2019

A tale of war

A great insight in to the Afghan war. Would recommended this book to anyone. A thrilling listen.

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  • Luvmylilgirl
  • 04-03-2019

Excellent Book

If you want to know what its like to be infantry, in a war this is an excellent account. Well written and well narrated. A birds eye view of being an infantryman in the hottest spot in Afghanistan at that time. One of the best accounts I have ever read on this war from a foxhole point of view. As a retired Army Infantryman myself I can relate to this book well and tell you that he gives you a very good inside look at what its like, the hardships, the insanity, the comradeship and much more. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2019

Excellent !

Excellent account of what was going on in Afghanistan while the Iraq "Surge" was finishing.

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  • Mike B.
  • 15-08-2018

Excellent

Narrator did an amazing job of describing life and conditions in combat. A good followup to the book of Chosen Company's experience in the same region.

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  • 06-07-2018

worth it

written and spoken just how it should be. nothing fancy or over your head and action packed

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  • 19-10-2020

Excellent storyline, gritty, and realistic

Excellent accurate details of the life of a conventional infantryman in a combat zone. With all the literary attention being given to Navy Seals, Army Rangers, Special Forces, etc; people have forgotten that the Army Infantry has compromised the bulk of the forces deployed. They also have important stories to tell, and they need to be told. All other branches exist to support the mission of the infantry. INFANTRY IS THE QUEEN OF BATTLE.

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  • Doug Alderson
  • 14-09-2020

Charlie Mike brother...

As a paratrooper, jumpmaster, Rakkasan, Red Devil medic, this brought back memories both good and bad. The hours upon hours of shear boredom and insane moments of of sure death, your body taking control without being told what to do, like shuffling to the door and that black abyss the nights sky. The fear of death, numbness, acceptance, guilt, immense sadness, wishing it was over, counting down the days, only to wish you were back once again with your friend. Shadex's account of the wild ride of emotions were spot on, being medevac ed out of Bagram and theater felt as if I had been robbed, not being able to be with my friends and family. God bless you Shadex, A co., B co. and C Co. charlie mike brother.