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
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
This is a good inside look of what our special forces members think about the war. Not to mention, it was well narrated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
I really enjoyed this book. I read the hard copy first and listened to the Aubiobook next. I wish our Congress could be made to read this book so they understand what it is like to be given a mission to fight an enemy and then make it impossible to complete it without getting you or members of your team killed. After 33 years of military service I support members of our armed forces and wish Congress supported them as well. I believe we have some in Congress who do not support the men and women we have servicing in our aremed forces.
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