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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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    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.


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    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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    Ezra Ogorek 05-07-15
    Ezra Ogorek 05-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiration Action Patriotism"

    I would have thought that the description of the Navy Seal training program would have been enough to make a fascinating story.it shows what determination is needed to make the cut to be the best of the best warriors in the world. The book then transitions to the epic battle that was endured by epic soldiers. My one cavil with this book is that it seems almost unbelievable that anyone could really have survived what happened that night. It seems like a page out of a GI Joe storyboard.
    The last chapters almost bring tears one's eyes. Tears of sadness interleaved with tears of pride.
    The narration is truly a memorable performance.
    This is truly a memorable book.

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    Robert Eustis, FL, United States 04-27-15
    Robert Eustis, FL, United States 04-27-15 Member Since 2011

    This is a husband wife account. You will see a wide variety of books

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    "Repetition of details held it to a 3"

    Train up portion was long and predictable. Underlying story and performance was very good. Good book for weekday driving. 3.5 stars.

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    Lisa 04-26-15
    Lisa 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "OUTSTANDING!"

    Excellent book, performance & amazing story. Forget the movie - this is a real winner

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    Joe Bawden 04-24-15
    Joe Bawden 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "from the womb to the tomb"

    This is an amazing book that every one ought to read in order to better understand the navy seals and the military, as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Chuck 04-19-15
    Chuck 04-19-15
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    "Good read on heroism."

    This story took place while I was in highschool. I certainly enjoyed listening to it because I think about what I was doing during the events depicted in the book.

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