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Lone Survivor Audiobook
Lone Survivor
Written by: 
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
Narrated by: 
Kevin 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

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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    Doug 04-19-16
    Doug 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "narrated by Larry the Cable Guy breathing helium and imitating William Shatner on coke"

    Loved the book and movie. It's a great story. I got the audio version so I can listen to it again in the car. After about 15 minutes of listening to this 3rd year theater major who has clearly never been south of New Jersey do his best Texas accent, I was starting to think about swerving into oncoming traffic.
    I think instead of finishing the audio book, I'll give my 6 year old son a dollar to just read it to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    frank 07-24-15
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    I'm so glad this story was told. A lot of details were given in this true story.

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    "Thank you Marcus Luttrell for this account"

    Excellent detail. Saw the movie first, and was pleased to hear the actual events as they truly happened. As the father of two In service in the U.S. Army, my heart goes out to all that have lost friends and family in service of our country. F the liberal media.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" North Potomac, MD, United States 07-12-15
    "unknown" North Potomac, MD, United States 07-12-15 Member Since 2016

    The non-soccer mom

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    "Absolutely hated this book"

    I have never left such a review for a book, but I continually asked myself why in the world Ian finishing this. The narrator was insufferable. And while I thank Marcus Lutrell for his service and huge sacrifices, he is insufferable, too. He is beyond egotistical, unbelievably narcissistic and while he seems to want to believe he became a SEAL for this country, it is extremely obvious he did it to feed that enormous ego. His constant railing against the Liberals was also in hugely poor taste. Whatever your politics, his clear hatred for "the other side" is no healthier for this country than siding with any one belief. He took every single available opportunity to express his political beliefs and obvious blaming of the Liberal media and left for everything. I really wanted to like this book. And I wanted to respect Marcus. But he makes it impossible.

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    John S. 07-10-15
    John S. 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a story, what a book."

    I watched the movie prior to reading the book. I had heard about Marcus and Operation Red Wing, but didn't know the full story. My god, what the SEALs and SOF communities go through is nothing short of harrowing. These are the real world superheroes. Very glad I picked up his book. Kevin does a great job narrating as well. The movie does not begin to do justice to the events that unfolded in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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    wowziewoo Maryland 07-10-15
    wowziewoo Maryland 07-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "THANK U FROM THE STEVENS FAMILY!!! And yes I was yelling!"

    Heroes is what you will hear about in this book. Everyone you hear is one. Very well done. Thank u for you sacrifice!!

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    cody 07-08-15
    cody 07-08-15
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    "best book!"

    this book is written by one of my hero's... so my review might be a little one sided...

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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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    CJAY Washington, DC, United States 02-13-14
    CJAY Washington, DC, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "What? The narrator was great!"
    Would you listen to Lone Survivor again? Why?

    I usually pick on the narrators - This guy was great - I don't know why everyone is complaining - Did you expect Mark Wahlberg or what?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lone Survivor?

    I usually pick on the narrators - This guy was great - I don't know why everyone is complaining - Did you expect Mark Wahlberg or what?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I usually pick on the narrators - This guy was great - I don't know why everyone is complaining - Did you expect Mark Wahlberg or what?


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

    I usually pick on the narrators - This guy was great - I don't know why everyone is complaining - Did you expect Mark Wahlberg or what?


    Any additional comments?

    I usually pick on the narrators - This guy was great - I don't know why everyone is complaining - Did you expect Mark Wahlberg or what?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick J. Mcnichols cincinnati, Oh 12-27-13
    Patrick J. Mcnichols cincinnati, Oh 12-27-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Could do with different narrator"
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I didn't dislike him as much as some of the other reviewers but a lot of parts were over emphasized. The "Hooyah Instructor Reno" drove me insane though.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they announced to his mom that he was safe I got the ol "cutting onions" experience.


    Any additional comments?

    I really disliked the assumption that every "liberal" hates our troops and wants them all put in jail. I found it to be far off base and not true at all. Some people in this country are going to always dislike our armed forces, but to paint an entire group (if you can even call "liberals" that, as if people are all the same) with such a wide brush was annoying and small minded. All in all though this was a good book by an incredibly heroic man.

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