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
Usually read fiction. One book about detailed mission killing is enough.
The honest ending.
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.
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.
Well written and presented, gained a greater appreciation for those who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. Thanks!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
story and performance were great
More a sense of the character
Not a criteria of mine, but if I had the time, yes.
Fabulous record of the events, makes you feel like you are there
When the administration leaked it all to the media.
Landing the first chopper in the compound.
Obama took 3 weeks to give the go. Leadership my ***
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.
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.
This book reinforced my pride in our military and the discipline that makes them so valuable for us and our country.
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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