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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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    Holly Rader 04-22-16
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    "Loved Lone Survivor"

    Loved it....too many words and emotions to convey. I'm having my kids read the book, so they can see the sacrifices made by others so they can have this life. I especially want my son to read so he can see what is truly important...other than what he sees on tv or in his video games.....truth, valor, hard work, sacrifice.....on and on....Thank you Marcus Luttrell.

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    J. Conway Santa Clara, CA 04-20-16
    J. Conway Santa Clara, CA 04-20-16
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    "A compelling account of survival and the preparation that made that survival possible."

    It took me about two chapters to get accustomed to the narrator's approach to the reading. He uses a strong Texan accent and with strong first person inflections and acting. It was a bit disconcerting until the story grew more compelling. The telling of the story is great and the heroism supreme.
    The only thing I found diminished the story was the vitriolic references to 'the liberal media'. It seemed unfair and unnecessary. Many a liberal soldier served and died in Afghanistan too.
    Overall a really compelling account.
    Thank god we have such strong individuals on the walls to protect us.

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    layla 04-18-16
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    "Jaw Dropping"

    I'm a little apprehensive about buying Books on here because I'm not really on how they'll turn out But if you want to read an absolutely pure inspiring book of Hardship and Trial by fire and want to feel just about every emotion there is in this World,read this INCREDIBLE story.This guy is a freaking Hero!All of these guys are it's as a shame that we don't worship more people like this instead of these "Celebrities"that Contribute ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to Society.Plain and Simple if you want to read a fantastic bok get this one,it was worth every penny and then some you won't be making a mistake buying this one.

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    ChuteDang 04-16-16
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    slow to start but damn near make u cry by the end. great men, great tale, great reading.

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    Anthony 04-14-16
    Anthony 04-14-16
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    "Just a simple Thank You"

    Before reading this book I had watched the movie and left the theater with feelings of gratitude towards our armed forces and feeling more appreciative for their actions and sacrifices. I thought that I had a better understanding of what they sometimes go through to defend our country. After reading this book, I realized I did not have a clue. The things those men and women put themselves through is astounding. We mere citizens can never begin to show our gratitude towards you, at least I can not. I often think about 9/11 and I also think about the men and women protecting this great nation and I hope they are well. However that is not always the case. I know that there are times when our armed forces have to make decisions that may result in the loss of life, and for that I am eternally grateful. Because I know they gladly bear that cross with honor so that our country can survive and flourish.

    In closing, I know thank you doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of my gratitude, so I'll just have to do what every American should do. Live my life, love my God, love my country and love my family everyday. And whenever I get the chance show my respect to our members of the armed forces as best I can.

    God Bless Marcus and all of his brothers and sisters in the military.

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    John Aldridge 04-12-16
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    "Full of patronage"

    I LOVED this book. This is simply amazing and just like George W. Bush, I would like to thank Marcus SOOO much.

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    Lee 04-02-16
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    "wow!"

    I read this book due to being the daughter of a Marine, sister to 2 Army brothers (one of whom was SF), and wife to an Air Force Veteran. pride for my country & the men & women who serve for it run deep in my veins. if you aren't a lifetime military bratt like myself & lack that pride... READ THIS BOOK! The people who serve our country deserve nothing but honor & awe from us Meer civilians. God bless you Marcus!

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    Kelly 03-24-16
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    "Gripping!"

    This is a great story of one of the biggest tragedies of the war in Afghanistan. Marcus Luttrell story is that of true heroes. Told in a way only Marcus Luttrell himself could tell. He completed is mission and deserves the utmost respect.

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    Jessica Leung New York, NY 03-21-16
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    "Fantastic"

    This was an excellent story from beginning to end. It truly captures the heroic actions of the US Navy Seals, and the devastating events that occurred that fateful day. It took me a day and half to finish the 14 plus hours of this tale because I just couldn't stop listening.

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    Nate Eagle Mountain, UT, United States 03-21-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lone Survivor to be better than the print version?

    i have no clue. i haven't actually read a book since high school.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There was no favorite character to me. I felt for all the Navy seals and their families. War is just the worst.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Collins – was your favorite?

    He did a good job with all of them.


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

    Yes, but i have 4 mouths to feed and a job i go to every day so i couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is quite intense and had me wanting to listen to it all the time. The narration is great and helps put you in the middle of the action. I gained a new level of respect for the individuals who serve our country and the families who stand behind them.

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