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Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs | [Scott McEwen, Richard Miniter]

Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, Eyes on Target is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.
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Publisher's Summary

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, Eyes on Target is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history - including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.

The book contains incredible accounts of major SEAL operations - from the violent birth of SEAL Team Six and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw meant to save the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afghanistan where the SEALs suffered their worst losses in their fifty year history - and every chapter illustrates why this elite military special operations unit remains the most feared anti-terrorist force in the world.

We hear reports on the record from retired SEAL officers including Lt. Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team Six, and a former Commander at SEAL team Six, Ryan Zinke, and we come away understanding the deep commitment of these military men who put themselves in danger to protect our country and save American lives. In the face of insurmountable odds and the imminent threat of death, they give all to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

No matter the situation, on duty or at ease, SEALs never, ever give up. One powerful chapter in the book tells the story of how one Medal of Honor winner saved another, the only time this has been done in US military history.

Eyes on Target includes these special features:

  • A detailed timeline of events during the Benghazi attack
  • Sample rescue scenarios from a military expert who believes that help could have reached the Benghazi compound in time
  • The US House Republican Conference Interim Progress Report on the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi

Through their many interviews and unique access, Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter pull back the veil that has so often concealed the heroism of these patriots. They live by a stringent and demanding code of their own creation, keeping them ready to ignore politics, bureaucracy and-if necessary-direct orders. They share a unique combination of character, intelligence, courage, love of country and what can only be called true grit.

They are the Navy SEALs, and they keep their Eyes on Target.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


©2014 Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    James CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States 03-21-14
    James CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    What disappointed you about Eyes on Target?

    Told in a way that it's hard to take seriously. Almost like I was listening to a Chuck Norris movie.
    The seals are the elite warriors of this day and age along with the SAS. There are some great books on the seals such as Warrior Elite and Fearless.
    Don't bother with this one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Holter Graham’s performance?

    His performance was done well.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Derek West Chicago, Il, United States 03-20-14
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    New information or stories that can't be found in similar books.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Viper Pilot


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. The majority of the book was a re-telling of previous documented stories. Then the ending was a few hours of pure speculation on what "could have been" after the the attacks in Benghazi.


    Any additional comments?

    I returned this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Auburn, WA, United States 07-12-14
    Jeff Auburn, WA, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    Almost quit on this book as it started out different than I thought. The final part regarding the options to react on Ben Ghazi should be mandatory reading for every American prior to voting on any future election!

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    "Vivid look inside SEALS culture"
    Where does Eyes on Target rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Eyes on Target is well researched, well written and performed. For an inside look at SEALS culture and craft and it's current challenges, this is a an excellent choice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the introduction and bios of real life SEALS embedded in the story.


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

    Graham conveys the book with passion and authenticity, as if it was his own work.


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

    How the Navy SEALS overcome enemies abound and hinderances at home.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    I've never been compelled to review any of the other 37 books Audible has provided me with. However this short book is very disappointing. If you are expecting inside stories of the Navy Seals, then look elsewhere, the author spends most of the book making a political point and echoing previously told stories about the Teams and a large chunk of the book giving 5 possible solutions to an attack on the US embassy.


    What was most disappointing about Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter ’s story?

    Poor storey with little content, and what is there is of little interest.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better narrator


    What character would you cut from Eyes on Target?

    N/A


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