• Apache

  • By: Ed Macy
  • Narrated by: Sam Hazeldine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 16-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (105 ratings)

Summary

Apache is a blazing true story from the heart of Afghanistan - a tale of courage, comradeship, technology, and tragedy, straight from the cockpit of the world's deadliest helicopter. When Ed Macy's career in the Paras was cut short by a brutal accident, he thought he'd never fight again. But joining the Army Air Corps gave him the chance to return to the front line. And when the army launched its attack helicopter programme, Ed was the first to sign up.
The Westland Apache AH Mk 1 is the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world - and only the top two per cent of pilots even make it through the training.
In 2007, Ed's Apache squadron was dispatched to Helmand, Afghanistan. Their mission: to protect the men on the ground. So when a marine goes missing in action during an attack on a Taliban stronghold, Ed and his team know they are the Army's only hope of getting him out ....
This edition includes an exclusive Q & A with the author.
©2008 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic reviews

"This is essentially a book about boy's toys (mega-expensive boy's toys), after which you'll understand better why the war in Iraq is costing the American taxpayers an estimated $700m a day."( The Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 07-07-11

It's more about the lifestyle than the big battle

if you're into your technical specs & military jargon, then this book's for you. If you don't have a good knowledge of this sort of thing, then unless you want to learn, stear clear!

I got a little bored with the first hour of the story being all about the specs of the Apache. It took a long time to get to the big battle story for which the author received his MC. This book does give a good insight into the lifestyle and horrors these pilots face regularly (and indeed the other fighting forces) while they are in Afghanistan.....

It's a remarkable true story, and from the relative comfort, peace and safety of your own home, is a worthwhile listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alcyoneus on 14-07-09

Absolutely Fantastic

This is a great book that i would recommend without hesitation.
The action is fast paced and the information is descriptive.

I am ashamed to admit it, but I often found myself sat on the driveway, unable to leave the car, transfixed to the story.

The only criticism I have as a member of the Armed Forces is that the Narrator sometimes 'reads' an abbreviation rather than sounding out the acronym. This will bring a smirk to the faces of some, but does not detract from the story one ounce.

DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!!! You wont be disappointed

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5 out of 5 stars
By Edwin on 29-10-10

Just like being inside the Apache cockpit!

while in the Apache course I listened to this book on the way to the flight line just to get me more pumped up. really enjoy the details.

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