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!
Nicholas Irving puts out great war stories and is a sympathetic protagonist. This book was not as good as the Reaper, but for those impressed by that book and who are looking for more Nick Irving stories, this does the trick. I wish I knew this guy in real life, because he seems like a really cool dude and its great fun listening to his war stories.
Just only wished it was Nicks voice. The voice talent didn't work for me and then this review needs at least 20 words to finish and submit. so there.
This book not only matches his first , I believe it surpasses it. It will make you from happy to sad and everything in between. if we're being honest it'll probably even have you fighting tears. It is a must-read for anyone wanting to know the true struggles of a soldier fighting the front line battle. Not just on the battlefield but in their mind. God bless these guys.
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