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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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    Craig Hitchcock, TX, United States 10-01-12
    Craig Hitchcock, TX, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very well written account."
    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    Humble Accurate Succinct


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

    Lone Survivor, Horse Soldiers Both are Navy Seal books and give personal accounts of real missions in Afghanistan.


    Have you listened to any of Holter Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure


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    Joseph Australia 10-01-12
    Joseph Australia 10-01-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Real life drama"

    This is a compelling and gripping story of modern warfare from a first-person perspective that humanises what could have simply become an action-movie script. Mack Owen and Kevin Maurer tell that story with gritty detail and real-life drama.

    At first, I was unsure about Holter Graham’s narration, thinking that it sounded like a caricature of a young warrior. But as I listened it became more and more genuine, and in the end I was most impressed with his performance.

    Of course the discovery and killing of UBL (read the book to decipher) is a story that almost demands reading. But I was also struck by the surreal confrontation between modern, highly trained, high-tech soldiers battling small bands of fighters, living with their families in the mountains and villages of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It made we think that this may be a war that cannot be won.

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    J. A. R. Ncp 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Unveiling of event was well done"
    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    Informative; direct; revealing


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

    Personal information of his life from toddler to completion of college.


    Have you listened to any of Holter Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The format of the story of UBL assassination was well presented with the first chapter opening the story of the event with their helo riding to UBL; than jumping back to his childhood and taking us forward to the helo riding.

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    William Lake Mary, FL, United States 10-01-12
    William Lake Mary, FL, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Nothing Special"
    Would you try another book from Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer and/or Holter Graham?

    Probably not, the story line was a bit thin. About eighty five percent of the book was fluff,


    Has No Easy Day turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What three words best describe Holter Graham’s performance?

    unexceptional


    Was No Easy Day worth the listening time?

    marginally


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Michelle Liberty Twp, OH, United States 09-30-12
    Michelle Liberty Twp, OH, United States 09-30-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Taking Down WMD"
    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was on point, from describing Owen's childhood in AK to his near death right in the helo. Absolutely humanized the experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mark Owen--he was a humble guy who wanted to push himself to his potential, asking for help, establishing routines that made it stick, knowing his place and loyal to a T.


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

    Owen...by far.


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

    Taking Down the Most Wanted Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)


    Any additional comments?

    Became a fan of Seals, after reading Lone Survivor. As a retired Army member, these stories hit home and make you cry out for the sacrifice, bravery, and loyalty these men put out, for something bigger than themselves. A bigger fan than ever!

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    Paul Hartsburg, MO, United States 09-30-12
    Paul Hartsburg, MO, United States 09-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Could not put it down"

    This is a great book and I would listen to it again if the publisher would have included a PDF with the photos and diagrams that are in the book. With out those I don't think I would get more out of a second listen. So great Job to Author,writer, narrator and a C- to the publisher for leaving out key material

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    Valentine United States 09-30-12
    Valentine United States 09-30-12
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    "good book?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Easy Day to be better than the print version?

    no


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    mark owen


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Mark told his story with out telling anthing to the public or enemy. Thank you Mark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Ruiz 09-28-12
    Tammy Ruiz 09-28-12
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    "Compelling"

    I really did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I was lead on his life long journey and discovered how infallible and dauntless to the core he was. How commanding his superiors were. All the way to the end when they "thought" were going to crash in the helicopter.
    I appreciated the insight to the strong influence, the "life lessons" he took from his family and in particular, his father.

    In the end, his humbleness and approach-ability surprised me.

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    AXiD 09-27-12
    AXiD 09-27-12

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    "Excellent and gripping"

    Wonderful narration and fast-paced story. Despite all the 'controversy' of it giving secrets, that's just the Defense Dept making much ado about nothing. He goes into why he wanted to be a SEAL and all the hard work they do. His fellow SEALS are also charmingly portrayed. He also, rightfully, explains the reason he didn't go through traditional military channels before publishing is because he was afraid some higher-ups would want to change things to make themselves look better. He wanted his accounted to be as accurate as he could possibly make it.

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    Garry Cannington, Australia 09-27-12
    Garry Cannington, Australia 09-27-12 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "A very good listen"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The raw images of tests, practice, practice and pain


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

    The voice was good, emotion heard, excitement edged


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

    The one who did not get away


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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