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
Well worth listening to. A big story that all should understand.
Woman who did the investigation which led to the intelligence that enabled the mission.
The prose was elementary and at times shamelessly macho.
For a classic American story, the author would have benefitted from better editing and writing.
yes because of the new perspective
the background and preparation leading up to the mission
no - it sends the story appropriately
Being able to listen anywhere, walking, driving, soccer game....
I found it very interesting all the training and secrecy of the Navy Seals...the writer did not give away any real details....but it was understood
The quality of the narration made listening to No Easy Day pleasant and relaxing.
This was my first opportunity to listen to Holter Graham's narration.
The book is excellent - it gives us a good glimpse into life in Special Forces, and the detail and planning that went into the capture of Osama Ben Ladin.
A very good book about the Seal team mission to take out Osama. It goes thru all the preparation necessary that led to those soldiers being involved.
Yes, I would listen to this book again.
The killing of Osama Bin Laden.
No, I have not.
Nothing stood out.
No. I don't read or listen to books more than once
The killing of bin Ladin
None of the above
I thought the Epilog said it all - the sacrifice and unselfishness that these young Americans make every day for our country.
Keep strong America!
No, I got it the first time.
The extent of cynicism about political oversight, its processes and timidity.
Simple, "grounded" voice that I could pretend was the author's.
Yes, in the author's refusal to take personal credit for the raid.
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