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The Last Punisher Audiobook

The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team Three Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi

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Publisher's Summary

The Last Punisher is a bold, no-holds-barred first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin Lacz tells the story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team Three, the warrior elite of the navy. This legendary unit, known as The Punishers, included Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Mike Monsoor, Ryan Job, and Marc Lee. These brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi, told with stunning detail in this book.

Minute by minute, Lacz relays the edge-of-your-seat details of his team's missions in Ramadi, offering a firsthand glimpse into the heated combat, extreme conditions, and harrowing experiences they faced every day. Through it all, Lacz and his teammates formed unbreakable bonds and never lost sight of the cause: protecting America with their fight.

The Last Punisher brings the listener into the life and mind of a SEAL, demonstrating the tough realities of war. At the same time, Lacz shares how these experiences made him a better man and how proud he is of his contributions to one of this country's most difficult military campaigns.

©2016 Kevin Lacz (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"The Last Punisher takes you right onto the battlefield and into the heart of the action. A rare glimpse into the mind of a Navy SEAL - you won't be able to put it down." (Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills)

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    "Good story, poorly read"

    I enjoyed the story but the narrator was painful. It was like he was surprised by what word came next and where pauses and emphasis should be placed. As an example "... He was hit by a stray round" was read like "... He was hit by a stray... round". It could have been better but doesn't ruin the story.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Nate Miller (Sgt, USMC Retired) Centennial, CO USA 08-31-16
    Nate Miller (Sgt, USMC Retired) Centennial, CO USA 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, the narrator was just OK."

    The story was great, and for someone who was in Ramadi during the same time frame it was pretty cool to hear about things you lived through from a different perspective!
    The narrator on the other hand was decent, except for his mis-pronunciation of military terms, phrases, and acronyms drove me crazy at times. But overall I'd recommend this book!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald 09-29-16
    Ronald 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book poor reading"

    I enjoyed the story i did not like the readers in ability to get the nuances of military vernacular

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon M Pranke 10-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "reader sucks."

    would have been a lot better with a different guy reading it. Seems like he is trying way to hard. I just couldn't listen to all of it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin 09-03-16
    Dustin 09-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    Great book, but the narrators bad read, made it tough for me to stay focused.

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    "Great Story Ruined"

    This is a truly great account of some of the most talented SeALs our country has ever produced. Unfortunately it is a difficult listen as the narrator has a very staccato pace that is brutal to listen to. He can not seem to read one sentence without having to stop and take a break. Save your money and buy the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Castellano 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I don't know how I even made it trough the book"

    I do not know how I made it through the whole book this guy's voice is just not very appealing I apologize and do not mean to be insulting but I just cannot stand his voice reading the book. the book is great but his voice just kind of annoys me out it almost feels like my wife is yelling at me when I get home from work. he just sounds like he wants to be a total badass. I'm sorry but I could barely barely make it to the book other than that the story is great

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    wicked1 10-27-16
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    "This is a regular Seal book."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I haven't really finished the book, maybe I will throw another review after I finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

    The story is fine, it is pretty much what I was after. I like the stories of the seals, they do things that I would like to think I could have done if not for a childhood injury.


    What didn’t you like about Timothy Phillips’s performance?

    To me, he sounds like he is reading a High School report. His voice reads in a rhythm that I just have a hard time listening to.


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    KINGFHB 10-25-16
    KINGFHB 10-25-16
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    "Narrator sounded like the dog from the movie "UP""
    What did you love best about The Last Punisher?

    True life accounts of events. Very well written, the "narrator" really took away from the overall story by making it harder to even listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    EVERYTHING!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Hire a new Narrator


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

    The Brotherhood


    Any additional comments?

    Vet your narrators. They should at least have a 3rd grade reading level.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "A must read"

    One of the very best OEF and OIF books I've read. Start to finnish it goes full speed. Do yourself a favor and read this true account.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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