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Hunter Killer Audiobook

Hunter Killer: Inside America's Unmanned Air War

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Publisher's Summary

The first-ever inside look at the US military's secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program - equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir.

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been pieced together by technology reporters, major newspapers, and on-the-ground accounts from the Middle East, but it has never been fully told by an insider.

In Hunter Killer, Air Force Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley provides an unprecedented look at the aviators and aircraft that forever changed modern warfare. This is the first account by an RPA pilot, told from his unique-in-history vantage point supporting and executing Tier One counterterrorism missions. Only a handful of people know what it's like to hunt terrorists from the sky, watching through the electronic eye of aircraft that can stay aloft for a day at a time, waiting to deploy their cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to America's national security.

Hunter Killer is the counterpoint to the stories from the battlefront told in books like No Easy Day and American Sniper: While special operators such as SEALs and Delta Force have received a lot of attention in recent years, no book has ever told the story of the unmanned air war. Until now.

©2015 T. Mark Mccurley and Kevin Maurer (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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    Irfan M. Ibrahim Boston, MA USA 11-17-15
    Irfan M. Ibrahim Boston, MA USA 11-17-15

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    "No political Bias. Just a narration of modern soldier's perspective."

    Really enjoyed it. It might be dry read for some people but to truly understand what happens in black box to operate unmanned air craft. To understand modern warfare in form of intelligence gathering and true bird's eye view on unknown future of Unmanned machines. It made me appreciate the layers of checks and balances before single hell fire missile leaves aircraft's railing.

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    Wayne H. Mackirdy Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 10-25-15
    Wayne H. Mackirdy Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 10-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Important story....needed to be told!!"

    Very good read. I found myself in the cockpit with the author. And...I understand the RPA community so much better now!

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    DS 01-05-16
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    "Very informative, good story"

    The author kept my interest throughout the book by offering interesting technical facts on the UVA'S surrounded by a good story. It makes you appreciate the RPA community a lot more and would not offend me if my federal tax dollars were spent to support these defense programs

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    John M. 12-13-15
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    "Outstanding!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed getting a glimpse into the USAF's RPA community and accomplishments. Highly recommended!

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    "chocolate chip cookies"

    this is a very cool book. it outlines what or how the Air Force uses the predator to hunt the United States enemies overseas. it begins early in the life of a pilot who flies awax and ends with a squadron commander who has done it all gradebook.

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    "Interesting history of RPAs in the GWOT"

    Learned alot about the Predator in particular and the Air Force in general from this book. I would've liked to hear the authors' thoughts on the concerns of collateral damage caused by Hellfire strikes though.

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    Teravaxis DULUTH, GA, United States 06-05-16
    Teravaxis DULUTH, GA, United States 06-05-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyed This One"

    I don't usually write reviews of books because so many of them become a matter of taste and preference, but I couldn't resist sharing the pleasure I derived from Hunter Killer. It is an interesting story very well told and extremely well narrated. Aviation buff who thrives on details of airframes? Check. Interested in an inside look at how America's unmanned aerial vehicles are tilting the balance of power against terrorist organizations? Check. Maybe the best part of this book is that the author knew when to stop. And I thought Kevin Maurer's read was off the charts. Great read all the way around.

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    Donald 05-21-16
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    Loved listening to the story of the Predator community and one of the pilots involved on it.

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    "Great for aviation interested patriots!"

    As part of an AMU for a "normal" fighter I found this really interesting and fun to listen to! The patriot feeling you might get listening to American Sniper, The Red Circle or Skunk Works pops up several times when the Predators are flying their missions! Great listen, by far worth a credit!

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    Very good, first half was better than the last, but worth the credit if you're an military aviation buff like me.

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