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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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    monica chapel hill nc, NC, United States 11-22-12
    monica chapel hill nc, NC, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    Very good


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

    Usually read fiction. One book about detailed mission killing is enough.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The honest ending.


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

    NO. Lots of abbreviations. Talked about guns and weapons that I did not know exactly what they were talking about. But you get the idea.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader was perfect. Finally an accent that I could understand. I get tired of these English readers. One Irish guy I could not understand at all and had to return the book. My favorite part was the ending where the author stated that a majority of the proceeds will go to Navy Seal charities. It was very moving how he talked about how the ordinary citizen can make a difference in this world.

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    L. Layton 11-21-12
    L. Layton 11-21-12
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    "Great insight into those who protect our freedom."
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    Well written and presented, gained a greater appreciation for those who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. Thanks!!

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    Jodi Algonac, MI, United States 11-20-12
    Jodi Algonac, MI, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    Great book. I don't think any "top secrets" were revealed. Action-packed but you could still feel the camaraderie. These guys are bad a** and I'm thankful for a TRUE account of what happened.

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    David 11-20-12
    David 11-20-12
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    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    The intense story and action packed missions were one of the big selling points for this book. And also to hear the truth of what happened from one of the men who was actually there.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Holter Graham's performance was fantastic. When the media you are listening to is completely auditory have a good speaker is mandatory. Clear and well spoken Holter is one of my favorite reader of audiobook.


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

    I rarely sit for 6+ hours to read and this was no exception, however I did find myself going back to it as soon as possible.


    Any additional comments?

    The pacing of the book is really quite off. I found it quite jarring actually and if it wasn't for that I would have given this book a perfect score.

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    springn1 Alma, MI United States 11-20-12
    springn1 Alma, MI United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    The narration was good. Most of the book was about the training, selection process, and past missions the the author, but it was interesting to hear the actual events of the raid.

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    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 11-16-12
    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2017
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    I liked this book and the reason for writing it. It is highly believable, and very enjoyable. As an American listen to this book and enjoy it for what it is. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    Cheryl Tomball, TX, United States 11-15-12
    Cheryl Tomball, TX, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than I excepted"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    story and performance were great


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

    More a sense of the character


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

    Not a criteria of mine, but if I had the time, yes.


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    Gary 11-14-12
    Gary 11-14-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than a novel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fabulous record of the events, makes you feel like you are there


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

    When the administration leaked it all to the media.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Landing the first chopper in the compound.


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

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    Obama took 3 weeks to give the go. Leadership my ***

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    Phyllis Lutz, FL, United States 11-13-12
    Phyllis Lutz, FL, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Really really interesting. I definitely recommend"
    Where does No Easy Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is well organized and extremely interesting. It contains a lot of information about how the Seals work and train. For those not interested in military info it may not work. On the other hand if you want to know the background about how this all came together, this is the book for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The CIA analyst was a very minor character in the book and yet she played a significant role in the success of the mission. Too many times the people "behind the scenes" are forgotten.


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

    This book reinforced my pride in our military and the discipline that makes them so valuable for us and our country.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it if you want to see how things are really done rather than rely on the spin that comes out of DC.

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    Dwight SUPRISE, AZ, United States 11-13-12
    Dwight SUPRISE, AZ, United States 11-13-12
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    HOLTER GRAHAM BRINGS YOU RIGHT IN TO THE STORY AND BY FAR IS ONE OF THE BEST TO TELL A STORY LOVED IT RECOMEND IT TO ALL JUST A GOOD BOOK

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