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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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    Christopher AMELIA, OH, United States 10-14-12
    Christopher AMELIA, OH, United States 10-14-12
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    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    A very good read. I enjoyed the book and found it went by very fast because it pulls you into the story. To all the US Armed Forces, thank you for your service and dedication to your country.


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    Michael Chester, MD, United States 10-14-12
    Michael Chester, MD, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2015

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

    I have not purchased a print book in 2 years as I purchase only Audible versions of books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The account of the attack on Osama Bin Laden's hiding place was riveting. I can't begin to imagine how it would feel to be a part of that event.


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

    Holter Graham's performance was very good as he embodied the enthusiasm and adrenaline that the author experienced on his many missions to the middle east.


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

    The biggest win in the war on terror.


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Robson Designs 10-13-12

    I commute about an hour each way to work and listen to audio books enroute. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my car because I'm at a really good place!

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    "Our Unsung Heroes"

    I was captured by this book from the first word. No secrets are given away, but you get a good idea of how and why things are done the Seal way. The narrator, Holter Graham, does an excellent job and brings life to the written word. I listened to it on the way to work and looked forward to the commute each day. "Mark" and the others are truly brave men who keep our country safe. I could see the hand of God keeping them safe during their missions. Bless them.

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    Alice Livermore, CA, United States 10-13-12
    Alice Livermore, CA, United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A great salute to our troops."
    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    I had a friend who was on a seal team for a few years. I had a lot of respect for him then and now I have a lot more respect for him after this book. This was a great insight in to the minds of these men. I say thank you to these guys.


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

    I like the "NO B.S." tone he brings to the story. There are a few other books I wish he would read. The best produced book I have heard yet.


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

    Yes. It was hard to stop.


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    Nick new milfrod, NJ, United States 10-12-12
    Nick new milfrod, NJ, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    Where does No Easy Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best Ive purchased yet. A great audiobook describing some of the greatest americans on earth


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    Kindle Customer Morgantown, WV, United States 10-11-12
    Kindle Customer Morgantown, WV, United States 10-11-12
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    "Did not want it to end."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Captures your interest from the start. You can appreciate just how amazing these young men are. They don't ask for praise, they are there to do a job and they get it done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how you are drawn in to the action. Makes you feel that you are there.


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

    Have not listened to other books by Graham.


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

    Makes me proud to know that we have this caliber of person serving our country!


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read or listen to this book. I feel like I got the truth about the mission that killed our # 1 enemy. Makes you appreciate the Special Forces that serve our country.

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    Wallace E. Olson 10-10-12 Member Since 2003
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    "For me, war and killing is not the answer"
    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    We are building fantastic warriors throughout the world, and they want to use their skill sets, but in listening to this book all I can think about is the impression we left on the woman and children at the compound, watching the Americans kill. Yes, I know they killed thousands of us, however I hope a day comes that the only weapon in war will be debate and words.


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

    I totally respect all the Seals for what they are doing to protect us, and I'm very thankful they are on our side.


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    Joe 10-10-12
    Joe 10-10-12
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    "One of the best books ever"

    This was one of those books you hated to end,written extremely well, not drawn out just right

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    Marc 10-09-12
    Marc 10-09-12

    Tell it like it is...

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    "Most insightful story of mission yet..."
    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    My work requires me to travel often. My family requires complete attention while at home, with minimal time left over to sit and read a book. Listening to "No Easy Day" on Audible permitted me to listen while on the road. The frontline account of the story itself was gripping, and made time spent traveling enjoyable. The ability to bookmark where I left off and the 30 second rewind feature on Audible makes listening more convenient.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of killing any human being could often be construed as morose. Yet "No Easy Day" was surprising written well and with compassion.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Holter Graham's voice was pleasant on the ears. I've listened to other books on Audible where the reader's voice did not match up with the story being read. Unlike Holter Graham's performance on No Easy Day, the wrong voice could be a distraction from the actual story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The fronline account, especially the parts when the HELO went down and the action of moving through the compound to where UBL was found, could only have been told by an SF operative who was actually there. This added credibility to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Kudos to the author who I believe wrote the story well without compromising the confidentiality of military SOP. This in and of itself must have been a difficult task to accomplish. Unfortunately, other authors have not been as successful. (I.e. "LT. Col. Anthony Shaffer" with "Operation Dark Heart") which was redacted into swiss cheese by the government's editorial staff.

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    Tracilyn United States 10-09-12
    Tracilyn United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth the Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    The detail of the story was awesome...


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

    When he described the events leading up to the raid. And the fact that the author was truthful in how the story was written and his reasons for writing it.


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

    Raid that brought some peace to the world... The Untold story with all the mystery behind Seal Team 6...


    Any additional comments?

    This is one book I would recommend that be added to the School reading list and worth reading over again as for adults you want to end the mystery Seal Team 6... Read this

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