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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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    Michael Broomfield, CO, United States 10-18-12
    Michael Broomfield, CO, United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    Would you consider the audio edition of No Easy Day to be better than the print version?

    I don't normally write reviews but I wanted to hear the story about killing Osama Bin Lauden and this is a great story that tells this SEAL's first hand account of what exactly happened. I thought it was a great story.


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    Joseph 10-17-12
    Joseph 10-17-12
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    "Enjoyable though incomplete"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration had obvious edits that caused discontinuity within the story. This became very distracting.


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

    This book had a similar feel to me as The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. These are motivated inspiring individuals that have a true impact on the reader.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration brought proper gravitas to the scenes portrayed in the book.


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    captaubrey Dallas, TX USA 10-16-12
    captaubrey Dallas, TX USA 10-16-12 Member Since 2002

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    "The True Story"

    Hours after Obama's speech that Osama had been killed his administration started leaking details of the operation from the fact that we had recovered intel from the compound, rendering much of that intel useless, to revealing that the our best seal force was responsible for the raid thus endangering their lives and their family's lives. Despite that most of the details of the mission that have been leaked were dead wrong. Mr. Owen sets the record straight in this book giving us insight not only into the mission, but also gives us insight and contrast into how the war that has spanned two presidencys has been fought by the best of the best.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kirk STILLWATER, MN, United States 10-16-12
    Kirk STILLWATER, MN, United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An Outstanding Read"
    Would you listen to No Easy Day again? Why?

    It was a interesting hearing of the actual details in the 1st person.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Everyone of our Soldiers


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

    No


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

    It continues to amaze me how Washington always trys to leak in accurate information. Why does our adminstation not stand up and be truthful. It is about time Washington takes a stand and starts taking ownership, the people represent are tied of it. Somebody is always trying to spin something.


    Any additional comments?

    At the end of the day we owe a great deal of Gratitude to the Men and Women that keep us safe every day and to those who lost there life protecting ours and the United States of America. I salute each and everyone one of you. Thank-you.

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    Greg Arvada, CO, United States 10-15-12
    Greg Arvada, CO, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2009

    I listen to books on my long commute.

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    I bought the book to hear how OBL was killed. I now understand the immense preparation time and sacrifices made for this operation. Thank you for taking the risks you did to write this history.

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    Amazon Customer 10-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worth a Listen, but I had hoped for better"
    Would you try another book from Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer and/or Holter Graham?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's an adventure story! The story of the stalking and eventual killing of the most notorious villain in American history. It's a story of the brave Navy Seals on the mission that day and how that famous day came to be. I liked learning more about how the Seals train and how they think. I feel safer knowing they are on the job.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think that telling the story without the political commentary would have been better. I can understand and appreciate the author's opinion. However, the President IS the Commander in Chief of the military. That is the way our government works, like it or not. War ALWAYS has a political component. Just think what it would be like in a country where the leader is "selected" and not "elected" - not everyone likes their boss, whether they are in the military or not. No one operates independent of some type of politics whether they are in the military or not.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably - or "pay per view". It's an interesting story and I think the general public WANTS to know about the mission. We need the closure and to share in the sense of satisfaction that comes when justice, even though delayed, is eventually done!


    Any additional comments?

    Proceeds from this book go to Veteran's organizations; that alone should encourage you to purchase it - thank a Vet!

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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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