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The 21st-Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide | [Brandon Webb, Glen Doherty]

The 21st-Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide

The 21st century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Allen O'Reilly expertly performs Brandon Webb and Glen Doherty's book The 21st-Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide. This volume really aims to unravel the mysteries behind of the military's deadliest combatants without falling to the misconceptions touted by films and video-games. While the sniper has played a part in every war for centuries now, not much has been written about the experience by those who have held this position in the military themselves.

With entries involving the long and storied history of the vital sharpshooting position, to a close look at the science of the scoped rifle and training needed to use one, this an crucial guide for understanding these artists of the battlefield.

Publisher's Summary

The 21st century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill. A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world. Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The 21st Century Sniper also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.

©2011 Brandon Webb and Glen Doherty (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Nathan ARLINGTON, TN, United States 02-28-13
    Nathan ARLINGTON, TN, United States 02-28-13
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    "READ it, Don't Listen"
    Where does The 21st-Century Sniper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Allen O'Rielly has no business narrating. He consistently mispronounced words, or overpronounced others. ".30-06" is not pronounced "point three zero to zero six". The points in the guns arent ever prnounced, and you definitely don't say "three zero to zero six".

    He often stopped to catch his breathe, and semed generally inept. The book itself is great, focusing mostly on guns, tactis, and the history of the sniper. If you're looking for a book about that, then it's a great read. I stress READ unless they get some one else to narrorate this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The "inside" story of snipers.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Allen O'Reilly’s performances?

    NO NO NO NO NO. I'd prefer a book narrorated by Gilbert Godfrey.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It's not even designed that way. You can, but it's easy to put back down and pick back up without worrying about what details you forgot.


    Any additional comments?

    I also reccomend Brandon Webb's "Benghazi: The Definitive Report" and it is worth noting that Glen Doherty (co-author of this book) died trying to save lives in the 9/11 Benghazi attack.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 05-28-14
    Steve 05-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    What did you like best about The 21st-Century Sniper? What did you like least?

    Was not worth the time. If you have even slightly above average knowledge of firearms and or military experience this book is not for you. The narrator mispronounced 30-06, pronounced Lapua 3 different ways etc etc. I gleaned no new knowledge from this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brandon Webb and Glen Doherty again?

    The Red Circle is a good read


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Mispronounced acronyms and read too fast


    Was The 21st-Century Sniper worth the listening time?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jeramy CLIFTON, CO, United States 04-17-13
    jeramy CLIFTON, CO, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great information but very poorly read."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would edit the narration. Many terms are pronounced incorrectly and there are awkward pauses in speech that detract from the performance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brandon Webb


    How could the performance have been better?

    If someone better acquainted with the subject matter read the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Aside from obvious flaws in the narration this is a must read for anyone interested in firearms and the details of marksmanship.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clint LeaTrea 11-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Some good info Awful Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was just OK. The Narrator was poor at best


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were some good real world accounts.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Allen O'Reilly’s performances?

    NO WAY. Not sure how he even became a narrator. Weird pauses and mispronunciations galore. Actually hard to listen to.


    Could you see The 21st-Century Sniper being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone should re-record this and send it to Allen O'Reilly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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