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Lone Survivor Audiobook

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

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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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    T. Edwards St Paul, MN 02-20-12
    T. Edwards St Paul, MN 02-20-12

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    "Awesome read"

    Wow, what can I say about this book to make you run out and read it? Marcus is in every sense of the word an "American Patriot" at it's best. The bravery, the loss, the pain, the fear, the courage and appendages as big as bowling balls of Marcus Luttrell make this book a don't put down until you finish it kind of book.

    For those who have strong opinions about President Bush, the media or killing, you probably won't like this book, but read it anyway. With that said I am one of those bleeping liberals Marcus speaks so highly of (wink). It simply did not stop or deter me from reading on or take away from the punch of this book. I absolutely support our armed forces and all that they stand for. So even though I support my political party I am also bright enough to see both sides of an issue and respect every persons opinion as just that an opinion, we all have em. Marcus and all men and women like him put their lives on the line for "us' the people of the United States of America; Democrats, Republicans and Independents everyday and I for one appreciate them.

    No matter what your feelings about the war are, Marcus' words will make your heart swell with American pride, your belly ache for what he went through and make your eyes brim (if not full out cry like I did)with tears for the pain he endured physically and the pain of heartbreak for the men he loved like brothers.

    Marcus manages to slip in his sense of humor which helped the ache in my belly on more than one occasion.

    I have children; I can only imagine what his parents and brother were going through.

    It seems so inadequate but Thank You Marcus I as one of the "People of the United States" will hold you and all the men and women who serve, past, present and future, and those who have lost their lives in service to our great country in my prayers today and always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Murray North Rose, NY United States 01-08-09
    William Murray North Rose, NY United States 01-08-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceeded my highest expectations."

    After reading all the reviews my expectations were as high as could be for this book. That always means that I will be disappointed- but not this time. WHAT A STORY.

    My only regret is that my young sons can't read it- because the language is...well let's say... what you would expect from a Navy Seal.

    Awesome- get the book

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Drew 09-16-08
    Drew 09-16-08
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    "Well read and insightful!"

    This is a good inside look of what our special forces members think about the war. Not to mention, it was well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Minden, NV, USA 01-17-08
    Thomas Minden, NV, USA 01-17-08
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    "It Made Me..."

    It made me cry...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 09-29-07
    Debra 09-29-07
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    "Lone Survivor"

    This was the best true story about actual war events in Afghanistan that I have ever read. Marcus was a real hero & the friends he made with the Afghan people reinforces our beliefs that most people just want to live peacefully. How honored I felt for these Navy seals to defend our country for freedom. Most of us would never make it with the rigorous training they endure. It made me proud to be an American and know he & others were willing to sacrifice everything in the name of freedom.

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    Mike Jefferson City, MO, USA 09-17-07
    Mike Jefferson City, MO, USA 09-17-07
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    "AWESOME!"

    I think listening to this book is acutally more powerful than reading it. Makes you really understand what these great men go through for us. I am in total awe.

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    Preston Draper , UT, USA 08-27-07
    Preston Draper , UT, USA 08-27-07
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    "Real Hero"

    The story of Navy Seal Team 10 is a dramatic illustration of brotherhood in the most dire of circumstances. A true example of modern day valor packed with intense experiences that will humble the toughest of men. Marcus Luttrell walks you though his earliest memories of wanting to serve our country and right though to his rescue by villagers in a foreign country. You relive the toughest day in special ops history. Thanks for an inspiring story of true heroes.

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    M. Taussig Louisiana 08-20-07
    M. Taussig Louisiana 08-20-07 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Writing and Inspiring"

    The book really brings the story to life and the narrator does a wonderful job of conveying the author's point of view. Difficult to stop listening because of the suspenseful twists and turns of this Seal's experiences. Gives you a greater appreciation for the courage and sacrifices of our military personnel. Also, the author writes extensively about brave Afghans willing to fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. I highly recommend Lone Survivor.

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    Chris Interlochen, MI, United States 08-06-09
    Chris Interlochen, MI, United States 08-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Awestruck"

    I am literally beyond myself in how much I admire the brave men and women who serve our country. While some may take Mr. Luttrells rants against the liberal media lightly, consider the movies Hollywood has thrown at us over the last decade. Most paint our brave men and women as rapists, murderers, etc. Let us not forget GENERAL BETRAYUS! The greatest military movie of the last 2 decades (Black Hawk Down)is similar to this. This would make for great Hollywood drama, but in todays climate, I very much doubt Hollywood wants to promote true heroism. My thanks and sympathies go to the families that lost their loved ones in this operation. Thank God Mr. Luttrell lived to tell the tale. I thank him for his service.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Salvatore Vallejo, CA, USA 05-15-09
    Salvatore Vallejo, CA, USA 05-15-09 Member Since 2009
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    "In the best tradition of heroism"

    "Lone Survivor" is a hard-hitting warrior's tale from the very get-go! This amazing "true" story is told with such rich detail, I dreaded coming to the end. This is the kind of stuff you won't hear from the mid-stream media and shame on them for it. The sacrafice of our special ops. men and the civilians that lend aid to our heroes should be honored every day and Lone Survivor tells their story like no other.

    The voice-artist, Kevin Collins, was a perfect choice to play "Marcus Luttrell". Mr. Collins has an amazing gift and I look forward to hearing his voice taents again.

    I there aren't enough stars to rate this book the way I'd like to so I'm giving it the max, 5 star, rating.

    Get this book! You won't be disapointed.

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  • Stephen
    Dublin, Galway, Mayo
    9/14/13
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    "I wish I'd got an unabridged version"

    I have attended a talk by Marcus Luttrell, and I think Kevin T Collins does a great job of replicating the voice while talking with clear diction so after a few minutes I could really imagine that it was Luttrell I was listening to.

    That said, there's more to the story and background of Luttrell than is presented in this version, so an unabridged version would appeal to me too. I'd like to hear more about the Why? aspect of the things that happen here, beyond the sheer patriotism and determination to succeed, but what is presented is a great story.

    I have seen various criticisms of the paperback version on Amazon, but I think this is a fair representation of the thoughts of a man who lived through something that most of us cannot really imagine without his own testimony. You may disagree with him, but this seems honestly enough presented.

    The one thing that I miss in audiobook format, and it would be great if it could be arranged, is some form of graphic download of a map, or photo, or diagrams of the geography involved. It's hard to get a sense of the distances covered, or the relationship of the towns or army bases or hills and mountains. So although there is a lengthy description of a fight and falling down hills, I don't really have an appreciation for where the places are that the various things happened.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel
    7/28/15
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    "Respect"

    I seen the movie a dozen times but it never hit as hard as this book. I have gain a massive amount of respect for the SEALs and Marcus Luttrell

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon-Paul
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    1/26/15
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    "What a story"

    I'm British and I admire all who are in the forces. This story is a testament to all those heroes who fight the war on terror. The well placed humour was an added bonus. This book is a fitting tribute to the three men (not forgetting the other SEALs) who fought heroically to bring one lone survivor home.

    P.S. The Lone Survivor film is a brilliant adaptation

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    9/15/16
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    "First part is familiar if you read Owens books"

    The first two chapters are yet another report of Seal training, much like done in Owens book and as such don't offer any new insights if you read Owens reports already.
    From chapter 3 onwards the book gets much more interesting when the actual combat ops are described.

    Voice over is doing a great job throughout the book.

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  • Mr
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    "Brilliant"

    Listened to this book 4 times now and just gets better and better. Super book #neverendthefight

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pammy
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    6/25/16
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    "A poor account of a life changing event"

    2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs in northern Afghanistan travelled to the Pakistani border. To capture or kill an al Qaeda leader. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.
    I really wanted to like this book. And Operation Redwing, led to the largest loss of life in SEAL history, And yet this turned out to be anything less than absolutely gripping but miraculously Marcus Luttrell and his co-author managed it. , .

    Then follows in gruelling detail his every breath in the Pacific of course no one does it better than Luttrell, of course, after this self adoration you want to hear about the mission.
    Don't waste your money or credits buying it.
    There is an autobiographical rant, that a liberal press is to blame for everything and no Navy SEAL is better than Luttrell himself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skylar
    4/27/16
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    "From a fellow navy man."

    LOVED this book and wish it wouldn't have ended definitely will read it over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paul
    9/20/15
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    "spartans"

    they are spartans, they are one,they give it there all, they give there last drop of blood, they struggle for the dream, for in the struggle lies the strength and fulfilment to fight for what they believe in, B.U.D.S,there trident, there country, and there stars &strips.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matsumoto
    7/8/15
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    "Mildly entertaining..."

    I found it ok; I certainly found time to enjoy it. An unabridged version would have been better perhaps, as the abridged context can feel a little false.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip Ward
    6/11/15
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    "Great story"

    Good to listen to, although I did find a few facts a little hard to believe. Overall, well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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