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
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.
I totally respect all the Seals for what they are doing to protect us, and I'm very thankful they are on our side.
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.
The story of killing any human being could often be construed as morose. Yet "No Easy Day" was surprising written well and with compassion.
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.
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.
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.
The detail of the story was awesome...
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.
Raid that brought some peace to the world... The Untold story with all the mystery behind Seal Team 6...
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
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.
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