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
I was very curious about the operation Geronimo that killed UBL. That book answered most of my questions
No Easy Day is one of the best military inspired books I have ever listened to. The author and narrator do an excellent job of conveying the atmosphere & emotions that surrounded the capture and elimination of one of history's most notorious religious zealots. I, for one, am glad this story came out because it speaks volumes about the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect the innocent.
A very well written Non Fiction book, with no gimmicks. Easy to listen to, understand, with a great ending. This book is a " must purchase" Audible selection.
Non fiction, straight to the facts. The book flowed great in Audible form. Couldn't put it down.
I'm coming off one of the worst books in the Audible library( The Kings of Cool ) with the same narrator, Holter Graham. The Kings of Cool is the book that inspired the movie "Savages". It was friggin torture. The time of the audio book is about the same as No Easy Day. I finished No Easy Day in one day. I couldn't put it down. After two months Ive yet to finish The Kings of Cool. And when I heard the voice of Holter Graham I cringed.Even in this book he can give a feminine voice where it definitely doesn't belong.In my opinion, No easy Day was a Home Run, Had a different narrator been chosen the audio book would have been a Grand Slam.
So many things could have gone wrong. Because of the quick action of the helicopter pilot " Teddy" soldiers lives, and the mission were saved". This was no sure thing. And I have to say some disappointment. There is a 2008 movie titled Virtual JFK, director Koji Masutani. The movie examines JFK, and his Vietnam policy. What difference can the President make regarding the lives of those who serve our country and Military? By the end of that war, 58,000 American soldiers died with over 2 million enemy/civilian deaths. I do not believe America would have been taken down that road if JFK had been alive. The President can make all the difference, He's choosing the path.
This book needed to be written, just to set the record straight. This is a special case, and I wish the Matt well. Now go cut the grass brother.
This is an awesome inside look at a part of the military few know about. I enjoyed every minute of it. This guy and his fellow team mates are true heroes.
Good, Fast & Concise
Seal Target Geronimo , same story but I different Perspective.
It was just a good clean reading, he kept it interesting.
Well written firsthand account, interesting from beginning to end, and I can see why the Whitehouse didn’t want it to get out.
I've read many military books and this one follows the same, old mold. Training chapters, guy stuff chapters... then finally at the end the interesting stuff. The prose is better than most but this book will not be a classic. All the hype over "classified information" in the book is surely just hype.
It is an entertaining story but it feels contrived. Maybe the significance of the actions are what belittles the story telling. I found the authors disingenuous. That is not to say I didn't believe he may well have done the things he said he did. I just felt that his telling of the story was a version of actual events. It did not feel like the actual truth.
I would welcome a more honest book by the authors.
Was not memorable. That is to say I felt the performance was enhanced by the neutrality of the narration.
It needs a follow up book by another member of the dev-gru team. Not by these authors. I might listen to another tale from the authors however I fear another book would probably only make it to my wish list.
I was jaded by Bravo 2 Zero by Andy McNab and the controversy that it sparked. I am drawn to listen to the elite world of specialized soldiers, I just wish the amazing skills they have could translate into great story telling skills. I forgive them that it rarely does. I appreciate all they do for the free world.
yes puts you right in the action.
Walt, Liked his sense of humor
He read it with a feeling that he was Mark
That the truth was told about the brave men who killed UBL. Oh, and definitely that those brave guys got him. It was great to know that at least justice was served...unexpected, swift and fast.... Just like UBL plotted and had executed the horrible tragedy of 9/11! He was definitely surprised and he hadn't even had time to use his "Just For Men" that the guys found in the bathroom!
It was done well.
Can't really say just one!...but I'm really glad the truth is out there now. I know they don't fight for "acknowledgement", but between the politicians and the crazy "internet conspiracy" theories, it was time someone who was actually there got to tell the story.
I'm glad that I read it. At first I thought, after reading, that this author had done something horrible. But after reading reviews from other Navy Seals, retired or otherwise, I realized they weren't angry. Seems as though the people who are actually angry are in this current administration.I've never listened to any book about the military before, but after this one I've since listened to American Sniper by Chris Kyle, The Warrior Elite, by Dick Couch and my favorite out of all, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. It was awesome that the BUD/S class that Dick Couch is observing and writing about is Class 228 that Marcus graduated from. He mentions Marcus several times in the book. I can't wait to read Marcus' next book :Service: A Navy Seal At War. I have so much respect and am truly in awe of all of our women and men in the military! I am so thankful for them - these books just reminded me that they are fighting for my freedom.
amazing rendition of facts
I only laughed once but I cryed at the end with his touching sacrifice
I loved this book!
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