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Author: Jim DeFelice, Johnny Walker Narrator: Peter Ganim Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9780062308740
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In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs’ most trusted translator—a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community—tells his inspiring story for the first time.

As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a "terp"—an interpreter—with a job so dangerous they couldn't even use his real name.

They named him Johnny Walker. They soon called him brother. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker's life is so remarkable that his tale reads like fiction. But every word of it is true.

For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the brutal insurgency that followed. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of the tragic price paid by ordinary Iraqis, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An amazing story that I feel needs to be told … I cannot express how many lives have been touched by Johnny, and how many of us owe him our lives.”

    Chris Kyle, New York Times bestselling author of American Gun

  • “Page-turning…A gripping memoir…Code Name: Johnny Walker is an unforgettable story—an essential account of the Iraq War.”

    Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An excellent memoir, a story about the post-9/11 war in Iraq as told by someone who is simultaneously an insider and an outsider (he’s not a military man)…Earnest, disillusioned, passionate, patriotic.”

    Booklist

  • “Fiery, insightful memoir from the former Iraqi translator who fought alongside US Special Forces during the recent war in Iraq…A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Johnny Walker is an Iraqi-born translator who now trains US Navy SEALs. He lives in California with his family.

About the Narrator

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.