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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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Publisher's Summary

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.

This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience for which two of his squadmates were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

©2007 Marcus Luttrell (P)2012 Hachette

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    Stephen Zullo 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    Such a amazing first hand perspective of a story of heroism laced with the hard truths of reality. I listened to this in 2 sittings only stopping to sleep.

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    Joe Houston, TX, United States 05-24-15
    Joe Houston, TX, United States 05-24-15 Member Since 2016

    Born in Ohio, lived in California, Alaska, and now Texas

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    "As good as advertised"

    A must read along with American Sniper and The Heart and the Fist. They are all different, but each is offers amazing insights into our special forces.

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    Mudir Soroor Planet Earth 05-23-15
    Mudir Soroor Planet Earth 05-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Mudir

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    "A Mislead Heroism"

    I beyond limits enjoyed listening to this incredible story.
    But on the other hand, I felt very sorry for these brave men as they definitely got mislead in regards to what causes they have been fighting and dying for.
    Did they ever pause for a while and ask themselves: why Al-Qaeda and its siblings are fighting America? Why don't they fight Japan or China, for example?
    Who started intermingling with the other's affairs first.
    Who kept pretending to be the master of the whole universe and acting as the policemen of the entire world?
    Who insisted at all times to be the decision maker 10000 miles away from homeland?
    Who kept claiming, and still claiming, that their national security is equal to controlling the destiny, resources, culture and even the thinking and habits of the other nations?
    Don't get me wrong here, please.
    I wholeheartedly hate Al-Qaeda and all the fanatics regardless of their religion, nationalities, or affiliations. No reason on earth can justify any of their cruel atrocities.
    However, we have to think neutrally about the real root causes and address them fairly and adequately.
    We should learn from the history of great empires.
    History tills us that none of the great empires has ever sustained its supremacy only by force!
    A recent example was the mighty British Empire. Another not so recent, but equally prominent, was the Ottoman Empire.
    Respecting the culture and identity of other nations is the real cure for all kinds of problems that our mad world is going through.

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    David C. Ward 05-21-15
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    "Outstandingly well done!"

    I really felt like I could see what was happening. Very well done. Very respectful of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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    Will Cook 05-20-15
    Will Cook 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Gallantry thru life"

    One of the most unwavering accounts of true loyalty, friendship and sacrifice. I was honored to learn the story of Marcus Luttrell and his teammates. The pure respect, undying loyalty, and love for his falling brothers is a exemplary act of selflessness. Again I am honored.

    To quote the SEAL CODE;
    "Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail."

    God bless.

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    Enrique Galvez 05-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator ruined book"
    What didn’t you like about Kevin Collins’s performance?

    Nothing. He over-emphasized every word to the point that I was not able to continue listening after the first 3 minutes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger that I was not able to return it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are thinking of buying this, listen to the sample first. I'm not sure how anybody could have thought this sounded good. The narrator's job is to convey the author's words, not inject his own dramatic pauses and cries like he's in a high school drama class.

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    Lane Rogers 05-14-15
    Lane Rogers 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a true hero"

    a great book. a true hero. most people would of giving up. not this navy seal. very glad we have people like him defending our great nation to give us the freedoms we have .

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    Angela 05-13-15
    Angela 05-13-15
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    "Excellent"

    I can't express enough how good this story is. I can not. Such an inspiration to anyone who stands for anything and will fight with all they are in what they believe in.

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    Evan 05-12-15
    Evan 05-12-15
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    "Thank you!"

    By far one of the best books I have ever read or listened to! Thank you to Marcus Luttrell for his service and sacrifice! It's a debt few of us can ever repay.

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    Dave 05-10-15
    Dave 05-10-15 Member Since 2014

    On the road two hours a day to and from work. Love to listen to espionage, thriller, mystery style books: Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, etc.

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    "Riveting story"
    What other book might you compare Lone Survivor to and why?

    American Sniper. Navy Seals at work!


    What does Kevin Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Texas accent and swagger.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    What a great story about a brave man. The first hand account of operation Red Wing in Afghanistan is absolutely gripping. And his description of BUDS training and hell week is really amazing! The only criticism I have is that there is a LOT of bad language--understandable since he is a SEAL, but kind of strange since he calls himself a "Christian." (i.e. "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth..." Eph 4:29).

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