Modern American Snipers: From The Legend to The Reaper---on the Battlefield with Special Operations Snipers Audiobook, by Michael Cunningham Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Chris Martin, Michael Cunningham Narrator: Hugh Dancy, Peter Larkin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427261540

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Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments.

MODERN AMERICAN SNIPERS tells the inside story of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history by the friends and colleagues who knew them best, including:

* The Legend – Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

* The Reaper – Nick Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and its deadliest, with 33 confirmed kills

* Robert Horrigan, Delta sniper who played a critical role in Operation Anaconda

* Don Hollenbaugh, Delta Operator who earned the Distinguished Service Cross while embedded with a Marine platoon in the First Battle of Fallujah

* And many more

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  • An intriguing look into a necessarily secretive part of the U.S. military.

    - The Gazette
  • A fascinating look at the contemporary training and warfare challenges faced by today's military sharpshooters.

    - New York Daily News
  • Written in a fast-paced rat-a-tat-tat style that makes it a snappy read, but also highly informative, with enough technological information to interest aficionados, and enough story to keep a novice reading and following along with all the jargon. A fascinating exploration into the world of elite military operatives.

    - San Francisco Book Review
  • Special-operations snipers are responsible for "the most outrageously disproportionate contributions of any troops throughout the Global War on Terror," and the writer tries to make his case in this compendium of special-forces stars.

    - Military Times
  • A 'must' for any who would understand the history, individual sniper actions, and the overall presence and effects of sniper forces on the field.

    - Midwest Book Review
  • “Readers...will want to check out this book. It goes beyond typical notions about snipers - lethal combatants concealed far from their targets - to show them as experienced, often-decorated combat leaders conducting high-risk missions.

    - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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About the Author

Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the nonfiction book, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He teaches at Yale University.

About the Narrators

Hugh Dancy is a British actor and model. His film credits include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club, and Black Hawk Down. He was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in Elizabeth I and has also acted in the television miniseries David Copperfield. His theater appearances include Madame Bovary and Daniel Deronda. He has also lent his voice to several audio books, including George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt and George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Stephen Hawking’s books for children.

Ken Scholes’s short fiction has been appearing in various magazines and anthologies for the last eight years, including Realms of Fantasy, Polyphony 6, and Weird Tales. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest. Ken’s background includes service in two branches of the military, a degree in history, a brief stint as a clergyman, an even briefer stint as a label-gun repairman and over ten years’ experience managing nonprofit organizations. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his amazing wonder-wife Jen, two cats, five guitars, and more books than you’d ever want to help him move.