From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best-selling American Sniper, this "inspired by true events" thriller follows one of America’s most lethal snipers as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot.
The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.
In direct defiance of the President’s orders, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon launches an audacious mission with the support of elite soldiers and an enigmatic government figure, to infiltrate the tribal faction holding the captured pilot. A pulse-pounding battle ensues, pitching the entire force of the Taliban against the fearless and heroic American sniper. Packed with blistering action and real-life combat scenes, Sniper Elite: One Way Trip will pin you to the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.
©2013 Scott McEwen & Thomas Koloniar (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
If I am not reading I am listening to a story sometimes both.
I listen to a variety and multitude of fiction almost daily and I have my favorites but this one held my attention from start to finish in one day. This seems to be the first book written by this author at least I did not find any others in audible so I hope his future books are just as good.
If you like Flynn, Taylor, Webb, Thor kind of books you will love this one.
I liked Gil and Brooks and Pope sounds interesting if there are future books.
Easy to listen to in normal voice and he did not affect the flow of the book in any way. Sometimes I listen to books in fast speed because the narrator drags on or because the book does but not this time. He is the type of narrator who is enjoyable listening to his voice besides the story. I have several favorite narrators where I will listen to the books they read just because it is them reading it rather then because I know anything about the author. I will check out other books where he is the narrator.
It would have been nice to know how Brooks dealt with her addiction.
Engaging, detailed, dramatic
The several points in book where you have to laugh at wiseguy comments, there were several.
Panjshir Valley in general and Iran jump, both good
Nothing extreme but both dramatic and amusing throughout.
Narration was exceptional and I have listened to quite a few in this genre.
Just a fun read. Concentration not required. Good action, reasonably realistic (good guys die too and are not super-humans), but of course the hero prevails. (Not being critical here, if I wanted a sad ending, I would have bought something else.)
Nothing really. He was a bit flat, like his agent forced him to do this. Did not emphasize or accent passages the way I would have, but then again, I don't do it for a living.
Like all movies made from books, this movie will suck too, read the book!
There is not a single slow moment in this book. The situations and characters are believable. The basic story line- feckless political leaders and an evil enemy will make ones' blood boil. The final confrontation (actually all of the heroic military action) is completely unrealistic - BUT it sure is enjoyable and exciting. The story is written in a crisp style. The dialogue, while a bit crude (you won't listen to this one with small kids in the car) fits the situation and adds to the tension and color of the characters. The military technical details are well explained and not overdone. They add greatly to the mental picture the book evokes. It was a great twist to have an Afghan hero(s). The twist at the end, in my opinion, elevated the story and underscored the personal commitment of the heroes and small mindedness of the politicians. If you like action and lots of wasted bad guys - this is for you.
I know that this book was written to be realistic and believable but the language was a bit too rough.
I think this book is better than most of the military books I have listened to. It is exciting without any political stuff to cloud the good parts.
OH YEAH!! It is non stop excitement.
No but I liked him very much.
Super exciting. Non stop action.
What an amazing, "can't put it down," special ops thrill ride! After devouring this book in less than two days, I found myself downloading its sequel, Target America, faster than Gil Shannon can strip a sniper rifle. If you're looking for a high-octane, well-written action-adventure novel, you've found one. In honoring some of this nation's most outstanding heroes, Scott McEwen has delivered one of the best thrillers of the year!!! Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fans: It's time to get to know Gil Shannon!
Liked the book allot and is a good military action book. But...while the author may get the USN SEAL references correct, his miss-fires several times when referencing U.S. Army units and capabilities.
SE is one of the best special ops book that I have heard, so far. Scott McEwen and Thomas Kolonair tell the story so realistically that I could easily visualize every pulse-pounding fighting scene as though I was there (but, glad that I wasn't!). The language is perfect - just how I imagine warriors speaking to one another. EXCELLENT LISTEN!
Master Chief Steelyard. Gritty old warrior with a good heart.
Brian did an excellent job of narrating this story. The mastery that he had over the personalities of the various characters made this story very believable and exceptionally enjoyable.
When the President declared Winchester. No spoiler. You'll have to listen to understand.
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