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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Couch Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781452673950
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In America's new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly shifting war on terror, SEAL units-small in number, flexible, stealthy, and efficient-are more vital than ever to America's security as they take the battle to an elusive enemy around the globe. But how are Navy SEALs made? Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed Warrior Elite, follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training, where they master combat skills such as precision shooting, demolitions, secure communications, parachuting, diving, and first aid. From there, the men enter operational platoons, where they subordinate their individual abilities to the mission of the group and train for special operations in specific geographic environments. Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America's most elite military forces. The Finishing School is essential listening for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America's best warriors. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Couch is a well-qualified guide to this class of men who possess what he calls a relentless desire to fight and win as a team. The Wall Street Journal
  • “Couch is a well-qualified guide to this class of men who possess what he calls a relentless desire to fight and win as a team.”

    Wall Street Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shay | 12/23/2013

    " a decent book about the continuing process for navy seals to earn their tridents and finish out their training. definitely interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren Sapp | 10/12/2013

    " Everything you ever wanted to know about Navy Seal training. For those that have watched the Discovery Channel special on BUD/S training, this book details what happens the next eighteen months. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 10/5/2013

    " Excellent info about the Navy SEALs!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Rendahl | 4/30/2013

    " Unbelievable read. Just when you thought you new everything about SEAL training "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Payback | 3/11/2013

    " If you want a good idea of what these guys go through, this is the book you read. Very well written but I would caution the reader to keep the author's bias in mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy Petitfils | 1/4/2013

    " Not as good as Warrior Elite, but Couch is a great observer and writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 10/30/2012

    " I thought it was absolutely amazing what those guys do to earn a deployment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Spangler | 10/5/2012

    " Excellent. A must-read follow up to The Warrior Elite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Bigham | 8/23/2012

    " Informative and very fast paced about how our Navy Seals train to protect us!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 5/16/2012

    " interesting read, but also pretty scary... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 4/16/2012

    " Clear overview of SEAL training "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Harvey | 4/9/2012

    " Another awesome, indepth project by Capt. Couch; gives great insight into the technical aspects of SEAL training that comes after BUD/S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hugh Vail | 3/3/2012

    " This is the sequel, if you will, to The Warrior Elite. This is the detail and information about the second phase of SEAL training, those who have surpassed BUDS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 8/14/2011

    " loved this one esp since my step sons are in it! the author is a friend of Bob's. "

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About the Author

Dick Couch is a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, a combat veteran, and a New York Times bestselling author with more than a dozen books to his credit. During the global war on terror, Couch alone has been allowed to embed with the component commands of the US Special Operations Command. He alone has tracked the SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers, and Marine Special Operators as they train for war—and has written extensively about this training. After eight books of special-operations nonfiction, Act of Revenge marks his return to fiction.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards: in 2011 for Biography and History, in for History and Historical Fiction, and in 2009 for Nonfiction and Culture. His work has also garnered multiple AudioFile Earphones awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.