• The Mission, the Men, and Me

  • Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
  • By: Pete Blaber
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-12-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (29 ratings)

Summary

As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life.
As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.
©2013 Pete Blaber (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Royston on 15-08-15

When management get it wrong

This is more than a gripping read about special forces and there exploits, it's also a demonstration of how interference by senior management who are egotistical can cause serious cocky ps to escalate, in this case leading to a tragic loss of life. A fantastically well written and read story.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mr Lewis M Armstrong on 11-04-16

Not enough action

Starts well and is generally a good story. Not enough action for me though, most of the book is about lessons learned on mission but fails to detail said mission. Always felt I wanted more detail

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5 out of 5 stars
By Billy on 16-05-14

DELTA Adventures with Everyday Tactical Advice

Would you listen to The Mission, the Men, and Me again? Why?

I will definitely listen again. The depth and breadth of everyday practical applications from each of his stories and missions was very captivating. Every mission he talked about, including the planning aspects, had advice that you can apply in your day-to day life. The overarching theme was to consider how your decisions will affect: 1st - Your Mission, 2nd - Your Men, and 3rd - Me.

He also went into some of the concepts that helped him to understand what he needed to do to become a better operator and leader. "The mind has three elementary phases it goes through when it's thinking: saturate, incubate, and illuminate. although they generally occur in order, all three are continuous processes, so your mind is constantly cycling through all three phases.The most effective approach to a situation is to detect our mind's ability to recognize the life patterns that happen" How you handle and solve problems when you encounter them, will ultimately decide the outcome. Throughout the book, he explains his adventure and ends with a life lesson so we can understand, adapt, and master the future.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Peter Blaber

What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

He did not overdo it when it came to trying to portray the accents of the enemies. The tone and performance was just right.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 01-03-14

Spot On

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a story book collection of battles and adrenaline spiking drama, this isn't that kind of book. The author did a great job in both titling it appropriately, as deciding what to include. I took many notes from the author, and have incorporated his leadership lessons into my personal and professional life. A must read for any junior leader, or senior leader who has lost his/her base.

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