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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (35 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: June 2007 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Heidi Miller | 1/30/2014

    " Marcus Luttrell is a true warrior!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/30/2014

    " this book surprised me. pleasantly so. he writes well about his growing up in big thicket country, and thus i felt a real familiarity to him from the beginning. being attached to the main character/narrator makes the story of the tragedy that much more poingnant. (sp?). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 1/21/2014

    " Fantastic true account of US Navy Seals in Afghanistan. Interestingly is how the carries the story beyond the war an back home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Taylor | 1/13/2014

    " This is a riveting book that tells it like it is. The dilemma that our warriors must constantly be prepared to make is a decision that can make a difference between fighting another day or going to jail for war crimes is haunting. Thank-you Marcus for your service. God Bless our Military. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 1/7/2014

    " I listened to this one right after I listened to Seal Team Six so I was already in SEAL/ military mode. This book is a little different from the other in that it is more detailed from a military stand point and he describes the battle blow-by-blow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 12/29/2013

    " This was an incredible story about perseverance in the face great odds. Unfortunately better guidance from coauthor on over emphasis on American supremacy would have helped a lot. That art of the writing was a little narrow and a detractor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Hower | 12/2/2013

    " Terrifying account of the reality of war in the Middle East. The first half is slow, but you're in for a roller coaster ride if you can hang in for the real action in the back half. I have a whole new appreciation for our Nation's war heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kinsley | 11/10/2013

    " This was such a heavy but enlightening book. Once I got past the first few chapters, which laid out geography, it was a good read. I found myself in tears, amused, and so thankful for all of out armed forces. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rita | 10/11/2013

    " i would have liked it more if it had less politics. really the liberal media caused all your friends to die? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 9/28/2013

    " I was surprised I liked this book when I read it for book club "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Macario Mora | 9/22/2013

    " Great story, but the author's opinions on politics, religion etc. are annoying in that they take away from the story rather then add to it. Furthermore, he comes off as a cocky meathead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 W.J. Lundy | 9/21/2013

    " A+ Should be required reading in every High School. God Speed to the warriors of Operation Redwing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Ingleton | 8/13/2013

    " This is an awesome story of survival and rebirth. Marcus' story of surviving both the loss of his team and his immersion into an Afghan tribe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Bancroft | 7/13/2013

    " Powerful, intense, and well written. Probably as close as I'll ever get to understanding what it's like to be in the special forces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julian | 12/21/2012

    " Heartbreaking and eye opening "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice Carden | 9/16/2012

    " This really made me want to support the military however I can. These guys make unbelievable sacrifices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deckardo Jackson | 7/20/2012

    " I normally love military books but the author's tiresome redneck conservatism and chest-thumping turned me off. Just because you can pull a trigger doesn't mean you're qualified to set ROE or national policy. Get over yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stanton | 5/10/2012

    " I don't read a lot of non-fiction books, but I'm glad I read this one. The details of Seal training are unbelievable, and the account of the battle of Murphy's ridge is riveting. My respect for the men who make up this nation's special forces grew immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norm | 3/25/2012

    " Awesome book, really feel for our Soliders "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delia | 2/23/2012

    " It is an amazing story that keeps your heart pounding "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nolanturner | 5/21/2011

    " Fantastic book - Found myself more interested after he was out of training, then I couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Tolbert | 5/19/2011

    " I have a feeling this book will be a popular choice after the events of last month. I really enjoyed the insider's view of SEAL training. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/16/2011

    " Unbelievable account of a modern day war story that is very gripping. The first half of the book is a little drawn out about all the Seal training, but it's well worth the wait "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 5/15/2011

    " Marcus Luttrell is the lone survivor of a deadly ambush of members of Seal Team 10 in the mountains of Afghanistan. This is his eyewitness account.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 5/13/2011

    " Could not put it down. Very Compelling. All these guys are heros, Lt. Murphy is a true warrior in the purest sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clinton | 5/13/2011

    " Amazing story. Could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 5/12/2011

    " Amazing, amazing, amazing book about operation Red Wing and the SEAL team that fought in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005. Must read for any fan of military non-fiction and stories of great perseverance. What Marcus Luttrell and his fellow SEALs went through is truly unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 5/11/2011

    " A fascinating look at what goes into becoming a Navy SEAL, and what happened when something went awry in Afghanistan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/10/2011

    " Awesome. I like a nonfiction book where I really learn something. This describes the Navy Seal's training as well as the author's stint on a mission in Afghanistan. In depth insight. Also, he's an American hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaigham | 5/8/2011

    " A personal, heartfelt and heartbreaking account, but I found the jingoism and ethnic/religious prejudices laced throughout the book disturbing. Made it hard to get through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/8/2011

    " It's not a happy story, and you will cry. But this is the war we are in, and this is one of the guys on the front lines making incredible sacrifices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 5/8/2011

    " Pretty riveting once it got to the part about the titular mission in Afghanistan. And I learned that the cause of all evil in the U.S. is liberalism, and having someone other than George W. Bush in the White house. Also, Texas is the greatest. "

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About the Author
Author Marcus Luttrell

Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2005 and was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President Bush. Author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, he is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas.

About the Narrator

Kevin T. Collins is an actor, singer, narrator, and recording artist with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in numerous theater performances, including Angels, City of Angels, Paradise Lost, and on television in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light.