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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden | [Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer]

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

From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and 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.
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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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    Great recount of the truth.


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

    How amazed the seals were that their participation was leaked after only four hours.


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    lise san clemente, CA, United States 10-21-12
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    The reader was did a very good job. I found the content excellent and it kept my interest..I recommend this audio book.

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    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    while it made it seem rather long the background help set a needed perspective,


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

    Black List - Brat Thor


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

    more or less


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    Lisa M. Ludwig Metairie, louisiana, United States 10-20-12
    Lisa M. Ludwig Metairie, louisiana, United States 10-20-12 Member Since 2006

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    i loved listening to this book. it is a great story about true american heros and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. it is a gripping account of the killing of bin laden. i consider it a "must listen to" book!


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    Awesome F*&^ing Book!!


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

    first army based book so i dont know


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

    personally the narrator made the audible version. the tone of his voice made you think you were being told the story by the seal himself


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    i found myself sitting in the driveway for 30 mins with the car running because i had to know what happened


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    eddie San Pablo, CA, United States 10-19-12
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    Where does No Easy Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top! It was a brilliantly told story, kept me on the edge from start to finish. It was hard to stop it once i got it going.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not one favorite character, all played a critical part in the book.


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    Very excited ad nail biting all the way through.


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

    I don't normally write reviews but I wanted to hear the story about killing Osama Bin Lauden and this is a great story that tells this SEAL's first hand account of what exactly happened. I thought it was a great story.


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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration had obvious edits that caused discontinuity within the story. This became very distracting.


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

    This book had a similar feel to me as The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. These are motivated inspiring individuals that have a true impact on the reader.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration brought proper gravitas to the scenes portrayed in the book.


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    captaubrey Dallas, TX USA 10-16-12
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    Hours after Obama's speech that Osama had been killed his administration started leaking details of the operation from the fact that we had recovered intel from the compound, rendering much of that intel useless, to revealing that the our best seal force was responsible for the raid thus endangering their lives and their family's lives. Despite that most of the details of the mission that have been leaked were dead wrong. Mr. Owen sets the record straight in this book giving us insight not only into the mission, but also gives us insight and contrast into how the war that has spanned two presidencys has been fought by the best of the best.

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    It was a interesting hearing of the actual details in the 1st person.


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

    It continues to amaze me how Washington always trys to leak in accurate information. Why does our adminstation not stand up and be truthful. It is about time Washington takes a stand and starts taking ownership, the people represent are tied of it. Somebody is always trying to spin something.


    Any additional comments?

    At the end of the day we owe a great deal of Gratitude to the Men and Women that keep us safe every day and to those who lost there life protecting ours and the United States of America. I salute each and everyone one of you. Thank-you.

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