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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Luttrell Narrator: Kevin T. Collins Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive.

This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. More than anything, this is the story of how his teammates stood beside him until he was the last one left - blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and breathing.

Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe that risked everything to protect him from the Taliban.

In this moving chronicle of courage, Marcus Luttrell offers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lindsey Norberg | 2/19/2014

    " This book was recommended to me from a Lt. in my unit and as soon as I downloaded the book on my kindle, I couldn't put it down! It is extremely gripping! As I was reading I kept thinking this attack is rock bottom for him being alone, injured without supplies, and viciously outnumbered but it continued. The fact that this man went through this life shattering ordeal to put it mildly,and still was able to share his story rehashing all the trauma is incredible! I think everyone should read this book because it shows civilians who love to run their mouths about war and think were doing nothing and all people in the middle east hate Americans and that its a giant waste to even be there blah blah blah. The people who more often than not one looks at a person of middle eastern decent and label them a terrorist need to learn that those same "terrorists" are willing to so courageously defend an American soldier risking every life of those in the village in doing so to save a life of someone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 2/7/2014

    " Book club selection that brings light to the respect that our U.S. Navy SEALs deserve. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Steve Parsons | 2/7/2014

    " I really didn't like this book. I have the same problems with it as most others that didn't like it so I won't go on, but suffice it to say that Luttrell likes himself and the SEALs quite a bit and REALLY doesn't like liberals. He pats himself on the back quite a bit, and he actually goes as far as to blame most of the problems with his mission, and possible the US, on the "liberal media." The book would've been much better if he'd just stayed away from wearing his political views on his sleeve so openly. Not that he can't mention it and be honest, but these mainly serve as tangents and distract from why I would want to read this book in the first place, which was to read a true account of Operation Redwing, not to read a diatribe by Luttrell on his perceptions of the media. I can understand that a man frustrated and saddened by his friends' deaths may have needed a scapegoat, but an editor could've/should've helped him tone it down a little. It just smacks of stereotypical conservative, macho, "I'm right and if you disagree you're not a patriot," non-thinking rhetoric. Speaking of editing, Luttrell is simply not a good writer and it shows pretty quickly. His usage of literary devices is hackneyed and he really beats some points into the ground. His language is almost elementary. I don't say this to be a jerk, it just gets distracting. An editor should've helped him with this. Last, the reader of the audiobook is distracting. He just sounds like he's trying really hard to sound manly and Texan and it just doesn't come off well. Maybe this is how Luttrell actually speaks, but either way I didn't like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi Miller | 1/30/2014

    " Marcus Luttrell is a true warrior!! "

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