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  • Way of the Reaper

  • My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper
  • By: Nicholas Irving, Gary Brozek
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this book!

  • By JLS on 08-16-16

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Great book just like the first one. I enjoy the constant scenarios and the mission specifics. I appreciate the intricacies of these books.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,926

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Gives one things to think about if this life-directing mentality isn’t something one already practices.. Great narration.

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,877
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,842

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This is by far my favorite book. The narration was perfect and the storyline was very easy to follow. I felt like I was there in every scene. Robert O’Neil, I respect you and your service more than you know. From an army USASOC veteran to you, thank you for everything you’ve done and the sacrifices you’ve made throughout your life...

  • Cop Under Fire

  • Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime & Politics for a Better America
  • By: David A. Clarke Jr., Sean Hannity, Nancy French - contributor
  • Narrated by: David A. Clarke Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 501

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! What a marvelous book.

  • By Wayne on 07-02-17

Love it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Really like when the authors narrate their books. Sheriff Clarke is a true American and I appreciate everything for which he stands. He is incredibly intelligent and hope he continues to write more in this manner.

  • American Radical

  • Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
  • By: Tamer Elnoury, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,263

It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad global war against terror. But, for the first time, in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Mike on 10-31-17

Incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-17

The best book I’ve “read”. The narration of this book is incredible and make you feel like you’re actually part of the conversation. The downside to this book is Tamer can never share who he really is. I would love to spend a little bit of time talking to him. I hope this book becomes a movie. There is no doubt in my mind it will be a hit. Anyone who has kept themselves abreast of radical Islam and terrorist organizations will recognize key names in the network. I praise agent El Nourey and hope his life is long and happy.

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  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,059

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

Good Stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I appreciate the information set forth by Leah and her experience in Scientology. I further appreciate the fact she narrates her own book which doesn't happen much.. Exposing herself, her flaws, and personal moments is a good quality of any person let alone a celebrity. Having the bravery to stand up against a cult like she did takes guts. I hope this book will enlighten some in Scientology to come to realization as to what it actually is. Good work Leah.

  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,249

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Even For The Unabashed Couch-Potato

  • By Gillian on 04-05-18

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-16

I haven't read a book in years. A friend told me about it and being prior special operations myself I wanted to give it a try. The story was great and I could relate to it quite well. The willingness of Jesse to put his lavish life in the hands of SEAL made me respect him. SEAL, thank you for your service and sacrifice (even though you don't want praise). You've made a civilian understand to an extent of the mentality naval special operators operate. I really enjoyed listening to this book and am genuinely saddened that it is over. I understand that it will be nearly impossible for me to find another book that is even comparable.. love it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful