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Author: William H. McRaven Narrator: William H. McRaven Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781549194979
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.


Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sea Stories begins in 1960 at the American Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II -- the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, inspiring, and full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Engaging...Sea Stories is more than an autobiography, more than a narrative of recent military history, and more than the sum of one remarkable man's experiences. In his excellently flowing prose...McRaven not only allows readers the opportunity to vicariously experience daring adventures and the command of elite warriors heading into harm's way, he also shares practical everyday wisdom. Booklist (Starred Review)
  • Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven's adventures. Kirkus
  • "Sea Stories, a well-written book that reads like a thriller, covers some of the most important historical actions taken by Navy SEALs and other special operators. The Washington Times
  • Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault...McRaven's lessons, like his commencement speech, extend far beyond his bed-making. He devotes the 10-chapter book to lessons about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies and giving others hope. Washington Post
  • McRaven...has taken the genesis of what he learned during SEAL training and his nearly four decades in Navy Special Operations into a thin, powerful book. USA Today
  • Exquisitely simple...superb, smart, and succinct. Forbes
  • Spellbinding. Texas Monthly
  • “Sea Stories, a well-written book that reads like a thriller, covers some of the most important historical actions taken by Navy SEALs and other special operators.”

    Washington Times

  • “McRaven not only allows readers the opportunity to vicariously experience daring adventures and the command of elite warriors heading into harm’s way, he also shares practical everyday wisdom.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A retired four-star admiral serves up a readable memoir…[and] his account of finding and killing bin Laden is one of the best in the literature, told from the eagle’s-eye viewpoint of one who oversaw the entire operation. There his story shines, full of twists and turns…Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven’s adventures.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon.com bestseller

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About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven is the most well-known and decorated admiral in recent American history. He served with great distinction in the US Navy, first as a SEAL and then later as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as the head of the operation that took down Osama bin Laden. He is a public speaker in high demand in the business and education circuits.