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Lone Survivor Audiobook

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

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Publisher's Summary

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.

This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience for which two of his squadmates were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

©2007 Marcus Luttrell (P)2012 Hachette

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    Happy Customer Colorado 07-30-15
    Happy Customer Colorado 07-30-15

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    "Could not survive the narration"

    I had to struggle to look beyond (hear past) the narration to consider the prose for purpose of review. I could not make it thru the first chapter due to unnecessary and distracting drama and cornpone voice. It made the story sound hokey and cliche, where if I read the book it would likely have seemed more engaging. I could not 'survive' 1 hour much less 14 hours of it...

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    SSgt 07-29-15
    SSgt 07-29-15
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    "Narrator sucks, but it's a great story."

    The narrator is really bad. But it shouldn't stop you from listening to this incredible story.

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    Tyson 07-29-15
    Tyson 07-29-15
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    "Great story - ok delivery"

    Not a fan of the language, writing, nor reading necessarily. The story itself in amazing however.

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    Traveller 07-25-15
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    "Much Better Than The Movie"

    The real story is fascinating. The narrators voice was quite cheesy but after about 20 chapters you kind of get used to it.

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    John S. 07-10-15
    John S. 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a story, what a book."

    I watched the movie prior to reading the book. I had heard about Marcus and Operation Red Wing, but didn't know the full story. My god, what the SEALs and SOF communities go through is nothing short of harrowing. These are the real world superheroes. Very glad I picked up his book. Kevin does a great job narrating as well. The movie does not begin to do justice to the events that unfolded in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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    wowziewoo Maryland 07-10-15
    wowziewoo Maryland 07-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "THANK U FROM THE STEVENS FAMILY!!! And yes I was yelling!"

    Heroes is what you will hear about in this book. Everyone you hear is one. Very well done. Thank u for you sacrifice!!

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    cody 07-08-15
    cody 07-08-15
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    "best book!"

    this book is written by one of my hero's... so my review might be a little one sided...

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    slograpes 07-04-15
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    "Told like it is."

    This was a very well written book. It was told like only Marcus could tell it. There were tears of joy and of sorrow.

    Although there were some long drawn out descriptions of occurrences and actions with a little bs in between it was told no less from the heart. I enjoyed all of it.

    L Erickson

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    Sandra R. Marcil 07-02-15 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Very Moving"
    What made the experience of listening to Lone Survivor the most enjoyable?

    Was not interested in seeing this movie before I read the book (audible). After listening, I have no desire to watch the movie knowing it won't come close to the book. Too much Hollywood. Excellent book!


    What about Kevin Collins’s performance did you like?

    I didn't have a problem with Kevin Collin's performance.


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

    Movies never are as good as the books


    Any additional comments?

    God Bless our Military, and THANK YOU !!!!!

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    Michelle 07-01-15
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    "great story"

    the heroics of the seal team are inspiring. it gives me chills that these people gave their all for our freedom.

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