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Lone Survivor Audiobook
Lone Survivor
Written by: 
Marcus Luttrell
Narrated by: 
Kevin T. Collins
Lone Survivor Audiobook

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

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Publisher's Summary

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive.

This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. More than anything, this is the story of how his teammates stood beside him until he was the last one left - blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and breathing.

Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe that risked everything to protect him from the Taliban.

In this moving chronicle of courage, Marcus Luttrell offers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare.

©2007 Marcus Luttrell; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Justin Goleta, CA, USA 12-04-07
    Justin Goleta, CA, USA 12-04-07
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    "Engaging"

    This is a terrific "read". I was completely engaged even though I knew the outcome. You will want to listen to this before it becomes a movie. If you liked "Black Hawk Down" you will like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger 11-30-07
    Roger 11-30-07 Member Since 2009
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    "What a warrior is"

    Bravado, brotherhood, teamwork, and testosterone - clearly four traits that create serious soldiers.

    This is a gripping dive into a terrible story of a mission gone wrong and how valiantly the Navy Seals can and will fight.

    The book focuses on the single mission but does little justice to the training required of Navy Seals. The portion of the book that focuses on the training does so by discussing the physical trials that Seals are required to endure. Unfortunately it gives little information or background on the academics and intellectual level of training e.g. language, culture, medical training etc. There's a reason that these guys are so self-sufficient, and it's not just their physical prowess.

    Another downside of the book (IMO) is that the author essentially blames the liberal media for the failed mission. (You'll have to read it for this level of detail.)

    Otherwise an exciting adventure story and insight into the culture that gives cover to the Taliban.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mark new haven, IN, USA 10-25-07
    Mark new haven, IN, USA 10-25-07
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    "Lone Survivor"

    This book is as good as the real guy. I have heard interviews with him and had to listen to the rest of the story. A great American soldier.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Troy Kansas City, MO, USA 10-08-07
    Troy Kansas City, MO, USA 10-08-07
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    "incredible"

    I cant begin to put into words what I felt while listening to the absolute heroism by these 4 Navy SEALs as they fought against overwhelming odds. They are a shining example of the heart of a soldier, a patriot, and a true american!!
    You will never regret listening to this story. HOOOYAH!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Everett 09-24-07
    Everett 09-24-07
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    "Great book"

    I have always admired the people that serve our country. This book raised my admiration even higher. This book makes you feel like you are with them on that journey. Very well written and I hope they make it into a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 02-03-10
    Pen Name 02-03-10
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    "Great, but quite "US patriotic""

    I'm not a book-worm by any means. I sometimes read a little fiction to relax and send my mind to another place. This means that I won't comment on the language of the book. I'm simply "not qualified". However, I can comment on how well narrated it is, and how thrilling the story is.

    I finished this book in one sitting. The first half hour was so-so. Mainly because it was mostly about glorifying the US military, patriotism etc. I'm from Europe, so I don't really buy into that, but it wasn't too distracting. But when the story takes off, it is really a good adventure! The balance between describing the current state of the main character, and his history which brought him there, was very well done. The narration is also very captivating! I'll be finding more books narrated by Kevin Collins!

    All in all, this is a book I can highly recommend. Especially if you like US patriotism (whether you are a patriot, or just like the fact that patriots exist, or something else entirely..). The story is thrilling, and the characters are captivating!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 02-13-12
    Michael 02-13-12
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    "More colloquialisms than you can shake a stick at"
    Would you listen to Lone Survivor again? Why?

    No. For me it was like listening to a high-school essay. Truly highlights the the fact that writing great history (even your own) is quite difficult.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Marcus Luttrell? Why or why not?

    No. He sounds like he was a fantastic warrior and it is a great story- but it is about 100 pages longer than it should have been. Many of the scene descriptions were full of trite provincial blurgh which caused me to push the skip button more than a few times.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less farmer- more warrior.


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

    No- I fought through it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Seattle, WA, United States 02-02-11
    David Seattle, WA, United States 02-02-11
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    "Kill them all, let god sort them out"

    "Kill them all, let god sort them out" is what this book should be called. I expected a story of survival under extreme odds, which it is, but the story comes across as a "Don't mess with Texas" type of narrative. He regrets not killing some people who he blames on getting him into the mess (How about tying them up and moving to a different location rather than letting them go?) only to be rescued by the same tribe members later on.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Glen Mills, PA, USA 01-28-09
    Carolyn Glen Mills, PA, USA 01-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing Story from an Amazing Man"

    The author is an incredible man who survived under the most dire circumstances and graciously shares his experience with us. One of the most enjoyable listens I've had with Audible!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Waverly, IA, USA 12-26-08
    Neil Waverly, IA, USA 12-26-08
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    "Amazing"

    This book is absolutely amazing. A must read. Nothing else to say

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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