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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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    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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
    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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    "Engaging"

    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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    Amazon Customer Alamosa, CO USA 10-30-12
    Amazon Customer Alamosa, CO USA 10-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The end of the matter."
    Where does No Easy Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very interesting and a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    This could well be one of the books historians may refer to later. Although I cannot substantiate the facts I will assume that it is accurate. This does make one proud to have someone this dedicated to the challenges of the military to train to this level of competence. All the young men that trained for this mission need to thanked for their dedication to the cause.

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    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-30-12
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.

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    "No Easy Day"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Easy Day to be better than the print version?

    I didn't bother reading this book. I jumped the second I found out it was on Audible and that Mr. Graham was reading it. This one is going to be historical, regardless of the controversy it is facing right now.


    What other book might you compare No Easy Day to and why?

    Seal Team Six, Seal Team Six Outcasts mainly because they're very detailed in the intensive training and planning that goes into each mission. Even though the result is that the target of the training is dead, it doesn't happen overnight. This unique behind the scenes look at how these missions are handled is very eye opening for the general public. I tend to put these guys on pedistals and think they just go in guns blazing, but it's not like that at all. They're very precise and accurate. It's amazing how much restraint they have while doing these missions.


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

    He's the best narrator on the planet. That's it.


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

    I cried in certain parts because I am a supporter of the troops, but not any war ever. When they got home, I cried. Some of our men and women never make it home, so to hear that all the troops connected to this mission made it home made me smile.


    Any additional comments?

    Yesterday is the only easy day. Support the troops, even if you don't like the war. Remember they've got family here at home. Thanks Chad and Daniel.

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    David Orlando, FL, United States 10-30-12
    David Orlando, FL, United States 10-30-12
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    "Fantastic accounting of a Navy SEAL"
    Would you listen to No Easy Day again? Why?

    Have listened to it again, and will probably listen a 3rd time. Just a fantastic story from the singular perspective of a Navy SEAL and member of the rock-star class, DevGru.


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

    The assault on the UBL compound...the planning and practice that went into that event.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    Mark Owen


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

    America's super heros


    Any additional comments?

    So much more than just a telling of the hunt for UBL and assault on his compound in Abattibad. Life of a Navy SEAL after the infamous and well-know BUD training. Life as a member of Green Team, and DevGru. For a perspective of the hunt for UBL from the Washington DC side of things, I recommend "The Finish" by Mark Bowden also available on Audible.

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    Belva 10-29-12
    Belva 10-29-12
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    "Good Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes....account of mission seems very believable and it is apparent the author has a desire to have the truth heard by all


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    author


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    n/a


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

    during the author's training for the special seal's team, he was honest in admitting his fears that he would fail


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