Ask Forgiveness Not Permission

  • by Howard Leedham
  • Narrated by Howard Leedham
  • 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We need someone with the British mentality to get it done. You Brits are great at what you do. The only problem is that I know when I unleash you I’m going to get a lot more than I ever bargained for’ said the US State Department official who hired Howard Leedham, a former British special forces officer living in America.
The task was to energise and lead an American sponsored border security program on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border... And they did get much more than they bargained for.
The hitherto unknown story that Howard Leedham has to tell could have come from the Northwest Frontier of Rudyard Kipling’s time...The year described in these pages cost him his marriage and (several times) almost his life... Somehow it happened. Somehow, on a shoestring, the helicopter-borne, night fighting intervention force began to frighten the black turbans out of the Taliban, Al Qaeda and opium barons...And his Pathans...
Those fifty dark featured, tough, lean, hard warriors, as dangerous as the land that made them...for a few months led by an infidel Britisher, they terrified those whose only language was terror. Kipling would have loved them.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great read

Would you listen to Ask Forgiveness Not Permission again? Why?

yes, detailed , informative

Who was your favorite character and why?

the author , humble

What three words best describe Howard Leedham’s voice?

cleargood tone

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

as mentioned by another reviewer, sound quality deteriorated halfway

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- abid

Great story

Great story read by the author about what it takes to set up a multilateral force in a foreign country. Great adventures, great personal struggle, loss.

Very engaging through out
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- Lance Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2013
  • Publisher: Create