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No Easy Day Audiobook

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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Publisher's Summary

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments....

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen's life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden's death, is an essential piece of modern history. In No Easy Day, Owen also takes listeners onto the field of battle in America's ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military.

Owen's story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs' quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11.

In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves listenres with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

©2012 Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Eugene_B Moscow, Russia 11-07-12
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    "Very interesting and exciting for the last minute"
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    I couldn't stop listen to this audio book until it ended. I very liked it.

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    ian salt lake city, UT, United States 11-05-12
    ian salt lake city, UT, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "a good time killer"

    if you are looking for a book to kill time with its a great read but if your looking for something more you should look in to Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. lone survivor might be one of the most moving books i have ever read. well worth your time.

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    john ARLINGTON, TX, United States 11-05-12
    john ARLINGTON, TX, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "great first hand account of seal team six"
    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    silent but deadly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Easy Day?

    everyone already knows the highlight of the book, but the step by step detail is what makes this particularly gripping.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the killshot.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Seal Team Six: Taking Care of Business!


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    it's nice to hear how our military takes care of business, whether they get credit for it in the media or not. No political slant here, just real men doing their jobs. Jobs that most of us couldn't handle. I give high praise for this soldier, and all men and women in each branch of the military.

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    Luc APO, AE, United States 11-05-12
    Luc APO, AE, United States 11-05-12

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    "Good perspective on life as a SEAL"
    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    Gave insight into the life of SEAL, without hyping it too much. The tone was honest and straightforward.


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

    I laughed out loud while running a 40-mile ultramarathon when the SEALs walked out of a raid with a bra on their backpack.


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    NWFlyboy Kent, WA, United States 11-05-12
    NWFlyboy Kent, WA, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Must Read!"

    This was a great book. I was listening to the story every free second I could find. I left me wanting to hear more stories even after the book ended.

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    Michael Pasadena, ca, United States 11-05-12
    Michael Pasadena, ca, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Top notch. Loved every minute."
    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    This was so well done I literally "remember" being on the raid That, . along with all of the training and operations over many years, gives the listener a real inside look into the world of special ops.


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    Peter United States 11-05-12
    Peter United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Professional who loves a good book. Prefer non fiction-but will take on good fiction.

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    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    Guys just doing their job


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    The just another day at the office approach


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    He got into the character


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

    The end after the hoopla


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    Alan 11-02-12
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    "Very engaging."

    I found this an interesting insight into the modern military, in the context of this key mission and what led up to it, from a key player. A bit too jingoistic but that's to be expected.

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    Michael Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-02-12
    Michael Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-02-12

    I am a Physics and Engineering student.

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    "Osama bin Laden: Coward"

    This book was great. I really enjoy real-life Special Operation stories. That made this book right up my alley. The way this book differs from other SOF books is that it mainly focuses on one particular mission. He doesn't go too deep into his life before joining DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6) or does he go too deep into his life at all. It is 80% about the mission or things that are relevant to the mission. He is an above average storyteller and I didn't find myself get bored at all while listening. Because of the fact that it is about the mission to kill UBL automatically makes it a great story (to me anyway). You can tell that the author does not like President Obama and that he is fighting making any political views. In my review's title when I mention UBL being a coward, well, you'll just have to buy the book because I don't want to ruin one of the greatest facts from the mission.
    The Narrator was sufficient. Nothing special. I would recommened this book and I don't think you'll regret it. I sure didn't

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    Michael Two Harbors, MN, United States 10-31-12
    Michael Two Harbors, MN, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    This is an engaging story written in a plain but clear and direct manner that sheds needed light into the world of the SEALS. Narration couldn't be better; he managed to make himself transparent as the story unfolded.

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