From the legendary special operations sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper.
Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of the Reaper's boldest missions, including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent subsonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the listener in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors, and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.
Listeners will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face while learning what it takes to become an elite man hunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive audiobook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
The preface of this audiobook is read by the author.
©2016 Nicholas Irving (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!
YES, any war vet should read this!
I LOVED HOW HE IS DOWN TO EARTH IN STATING HOW HE FELT COMING HOME AND DEALING WITH EVERYTHING HE WENT THROUGH, AS A VET, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, IT HELPS WHEN IT'S NOT JUST ME AND OTHER VETS I KNOW!
ONE OF THE GREAT REASONS WHY TROOPS MAKE IT HOME, THE US ARMY SNIPER!
was about to sleep but stayed up from 3am to 7am because I was just so interested in the audiobook. closing my eyes and hearing the author describe his experience was very RELATABLE which made it super easy to get into the book
In total, the story of one soldier whose experiences in and after combat speaks for so many others struggling to resolve the realities of war.
I enjoy listening to this book start to finish. The stories had perfect amount of detail, without over doing it or come off glorifying War.
Rangers Lead The Way.
his last book was great but this book really put you right in the mix of the emotions and shows what a good person he is. God bless Nicholas and our military.
The speakers voice doesn't match Nicholas Irving however their is more than enough in terms of story mixed with some tech detail from a snipers eye view to keep you interested. I enjoyed it and it seemed to go by very quickly.
This IMHO was better than the first book, more emotional, and adds more of the "human element" into the missions. In the first book, you get the AAR, but Nick doesn't tie into the emotional struggle to much. This was a damn good read.
It was a very good book. I've listened to over 250 audio books, so I have heard my share. I think the narrator was good but not the best. The story itself was excellent. I would put it in my top 20. But I just finished Red Platoon and when u compare the narration it's so much better. The way the story was put together also. But bottom line is that this was about someone's life and those guys are all heroes and some bad ass MF. We owe them so much.
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