The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steven Hartov , Michael J. Durant , Robert L. Johnson
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Genres: History
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: January 2007
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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From the authors of the bestselling In the Company of Heroes come the thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit, the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world.

In his first book, Michael Durant told his harrowing tale of being shot down in his Blackhawk over Mogadishu and held captive by a Somali warlord. It was a remarkable account, particularly because Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent-they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined.

From Iran to Grenada to Iraq, the 160th SOAR (A) has been at the point of the spear and in the thick of combat, delivering and supporting Delta operators, Rangers, and SEAL teams to any target, at any point on the globe, in all weather-night or day. Simply put, they are the best of the best, and here for the first time are their hair-raising true stories of battle, capture, victory, and loss.

Reviews (1)


Written by John U on October 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The audio book seemed out of sequence and ended abruptly. It is likely the tracks are out of order. But for what its worth, it still has some good stories in it. Not nearly as good as Mike's other book, In the Company Of Heroes. That book is 10 stars. He even read it himself. Highly recommend.

Author Details

Author Details

Hartov, Steven

Michael J. Durant retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, and is a master aviator. Steven Hartov is an Airborne veteran. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Johnson served as a Night Stalker. Author websites: and

Durant, Michael J.

Michael Durant retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, and is a master aviator. In addition to serving in Somalia, he served in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kuwait. His awards include the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the POW/MIA ribbon.
Steven Hartov is an Airborne veteran and author of the international thrillers "The Heat of Ramadan, The Nylon Hand of God," and "The Devil's Shepherd," He has two fine sons.