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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Couch Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world.

What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "The Warrior Elite is the first book that captures how the SEAL spirit is tempered. It reveals all the grit, sweat, mud, and blood of BUD/S training—real-time, down and dirty. This is a must-[listen] if you want to know what becoming a virtual warrior is all about.”

    Jesse Ventura, actor and author

  • “Couch has written an exceptionally nuanced and insighful book.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A wonderful, thought-provoking book by Dick Couch and a quick study of human personalities; his conclusions are optimistic and uplifting.”

    Vice Admiral James Stockdale (USN. Ret.)

  • “While Couch’s stylized macho prose…is nothing if not appropriate to the material, the superior element here is the empathy and texture within his character depictions, of the earnest, youthful trainees (many of whom sooner or later DOR) and the merciless yet knowing instructor cadre. An energetic read for sailors, SEALs, and the greater population of armchair SEALs.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/20/2014

    " This is a truly awe-inspiring book. It reads almost like a newspaper article, but keeps you interested and captivated. It is about a Navy SEAL class going thru BUD/S training. The author follows the trainees around through each phase and describes the training. Really interesting and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynette | 2/19/2014

    " from what I hear this is pretty accurate. Can't really understand the desire to do this, but impressive... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Troy | 2/19/2014

    " Have read this 3 or 4 times - very amazing group of men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bethany | 1/31/2014

    " Fascinating account of what it takes to become a Navy SEAL. "

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