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  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
    • Narrated By Jon Bailey
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (536)
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    (536)

    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Enrique says: "Excellent story/horrible narrator"
    "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, although the story is not a rivetting as some others and the narration by the reader was not very good, I still think it is a good story and worth the listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen?

    I enjoyed Brandon Webb's peronal additions/reflections at the beggining of the story, the start of each chapter, and the end of the book.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jon Bailey?

    Not unless there was no other way to get to "read" the story. I would probably read the actual book before listening to him again. Someone should have at least gone over with him the pronunciation of the common military jargon used in the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Proper pronunciation of military jargon is a common error among a lot of the narrators/readers in audio books. It reflects a lack of military service or even knowledge of our military. If you choose not to serve, that's fine, but if you are going to make money off of the backs of those who did by narrating their story at least take a little time to educate yourself on their way of life. It comes across as "I don't care enough to learn how to pronounce "BUD/S". There used to be a work ethic in this country that went something like, "if you are going to do something....take the time and put in the effort to do it right."

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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