We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper | [Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin]

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.
Regular Price:$23.07
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency.

In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges.

Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.

©2011 Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (2331 )
5 star
 (1174)
4 star
 (785)
3 star
 (277)
2 star
 (61)
1 star
 (34)
Overall
4.3 (1807 )
5 star
 (959)
4 star
 (580)
3 star
 (205)
2 star
 (44)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.3 (1808 )
5 star
 (938)
4 star
 (619)
3 star
 (193)
2 star
 (37)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Giraffe68 Oregon 01-29-13
    Giraffe68 Oregon 01-29-13 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Seals are a different breed"
    What made the experience of listening to SEAL Team Six the most enjoyable?

    I listened to this book everyday for a week. I loved it, Howard described the battle of Mogadishu so clearly, it brought tears to my eyes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How he spoke of his childhood was a great background for how he became such a strong Seal.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Howard and his team helped that little boy and his foot in Somalia.


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

    Brother Seals in Somalia


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steve Arden, NC, United States 12-11-12
    Steve Arden, NC, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting Insight on this Elite Fighting Force"
    Where does SEAL Team Six rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to almost 200 audio books from Audible and this is in the top 10%.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Howard was my favorite character. He is the type individual who is drawn to the SEALS and does his job with little or no fanfare.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the encounter with the local rednecks.


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

    I was moved by the compassion shown to the young boy who had his foot and leg blown away by the militia and the risk taken by Seal team six to treat the boy and risk detection by the hostiles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 12-11-12
    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    50
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    133
    58
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good insight into Special Ops"

    Excellent insight into Special Ops training, tactics, missions and their psyche. Howard Wasdin gives an honest and entertaining account life in such an elite unit as well as how his childhood prepared him and how he coped after..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kletc 12-07-12
    kletc 12-07-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Story...Realism"
    What did you love best about SEAL Team Six?

    Human side of a Seals. Also good representation of the politics associated with the Seal community.


    What other book might you compare SEAL Team Six to and why?

    Fearless...Real Seal Stories
    The Red Circle...Real Seal Stories


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Story about injury child...and the "right" think to do...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-06-12
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    163
    35
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hell Week and Beyond"
    What did you love best about SEAL Team Six?

    Whether this was ficticious or not (depending upon the controversy surrounding this book), the detail to the training and the personal lives of the SEALs really helps make them real instead of superior heros to the modern man. The fact that there's regular emotion, sadness, divorce, and life beyond the SEAL team really helps make the characters in the book relatable to the average person.


    What other book might you compare SEAL Team Six to and why?

    SEAL Team Outcasts, No Easy Day- they're written the same way and make you grateful that these men and women are willing to put their lives on the line for the rest of us, who they don't owe anything to. Thank you to all the servicemen and women. Thanks Chad and Daniel.


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

    I have all of the Joe Ledger series because Mr. Porter read it. This one is awesome, just like the rest. Mr. Porter is #2 on my list of favorites.


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

    There were moments of personal loss in this SEAL's life that made me sad, but I won't ruin it for you. The fact that they give up literally everything to fight for us... it's just too much sometimes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    3rd Coast Gal 10-25-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "very human and honest yet interesting"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Amazingly, I cried in the last part of this book, when Howie found his 2nd (and ultimate) career. It makes me happy he has found his purpose and life is good!


    Any additional comments?

    Good read, exciting in parts and best of all true!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nopawn Flagstaff, AZ, United States 10-14-12
    Nopawn Flagstaff, AZ, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good"
    What did you love best about SEAL Team Six?

    Hearing about the guys childhood and all the challenges he has overcome.


    What other book might you compare SEAL Team Six to and why?

    Lone Survivor, American Sniper, Marine Sniper


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

    Eye fatigue


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

    Almost one sitting, sure.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the genre and subject matter then this is easy for me to recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joan Reeves 09-15-12
    Joan Reeves 09-15-12 Member Since 2012

    It's never too late to live happily ever after!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    34
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Compelling Evidence That War Is Hell"
    If you could sum up SEAL Team Six in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling. Eye-opening. Stunning.

    SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. This book is the story of Howard Wasdin who survived what would have killed most men. His story takes you deep into the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers. From a childhood of deprivation and abuse to the grueling selection process of BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) to the hell of Mogadishu, Wasdin tells it all.

    If you truly want to know that war is hell, get this book. If you want the truth about the realities of what our soldiers, the regular ones and the special ops, have to deal with in doing their job when it comes to politicians, officers jockeying for position, and all the other crap these warriors have to contend with, get this book.

    I'm amazed that anything effective ever gets done in this so-called war against terrorism. Not because these warriors aren't committed and willing to give their lives in the effort, but because their hands are so often tied. These soldiers don't fight to bring democracy to other lands or to impose the American will on anyone else.

    They lay down their lives for their brothers in arms. They lay down their lives because they have sworn to protect this country. They don't choose the fight or the battle. They don't make the decisions or policies.They are the ones at risk when executive and congressional decisions, often made to improve a rating in opinion polls, send them into harm's way. Then they have every kind of roadblock thrown in their way in trying to achieve an objective.

    This book is compelling, eye-opening, and validates what I've been told by servicemen. This book will make you cry; it will enrage you. It will stay with you.


    What other book might you compare SEAL Team Six to and why?

    American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Jim DeFelice, Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Ray Porter is amazing. I can't imagine anyone else doing this book. His voice sounds like what you think a Navy SEAL would sound like. He brings the right tone to the dramatic events and infuses a droll note to some events that are unexpectedly humorous. Humorous? Yes, as in the same noir-type humor exhibited by cops when dealing with terrible crime scenes.


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

    Yes, but I couldn't. The book was stunning and riveting.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend SEAL TEAM Six to everyone who has an opinion -- positive or negative -- about what our military is doing in the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Xavier 09-01-12
    Xavier 09-01-12 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

    HELPFUL VOTES
    202
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    146
    109
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    46
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent Listen"

    It was much to enjoy in this book: SEAL training, weapons, equipment, camaraderie, tactics and campaigns. However, I did not need the political commentary. A soldiers job is to be a soldier, not question whether orders get canceled after all one's hard work. Taxpayers pay for the soldiers world class training, equipment, and logistical support. You don't question lawful orders of the Commander in Chief, because a soldier knows only what is necessary to successfully complete the mission: he/she does not know as much as the next level of command because he/she does not have a need to know. This is for security of the mission. I overlooked this because aside from the authors occasional political commentary the story was outstanding. Special Ops warriors need to be careful not to give away our nations secrets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynn PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 08-29-12
    Lynn PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Story, but"
    If you could sum up SEAL Team Six in three words, what would they be?

    Enlightening,Entertaining, Monotone


    What did you like best about this story?

    That is was based on a true story


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    His voice was too monotone


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A more expressive narrator would make the story not be boring

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.