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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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A Real Eye Opener

This book is a reality check for those of us who gripe about all the small things in our lives. It is a reminder how lucky we are because somewhere there are women and men who fight for our freedom. Thank-you for sharing your inner most secrets and the horrors that keep you awake at night Marcus Luttrell. A National Bestseller in every way. Narration felt legit!!!

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Very Good Listen!

I felt the narrator was a bit overdramatic at times when the book didn't call for it, but once I got passed that, it was an exceptional book! This even brought a tear to my eyes a few times. I highly recommend this book if you haven't given it a try yet!

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Phenomenal!!!! Must Have!

this book in the story is the most enthralling thing I have come across to date on Audible, the narrator and his performance was second to none it is a must-have for any reader that loves military and would like to know the story of Seal Team 10

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Loved it!

The actual story is more dramatic and heroic than the movie! Marcus Luttrell is a true American patriot!

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Righteous

“He who bleeds with me in battle shall forever be my Brother” see you soon.
Semper Fidelis

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My favorite!

This book was exceptional! The movie I felt was really good but the book is 10 times better. If you have the opportunity to read this do not miss out on the story of a lifetime

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Fantastic book, horrible narrator

Dont let the horrible fake southern accent of the narrator stop you from listening to this amazing story... It's more than worth it.

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Regardless of political leanings, give it a try.

Push through the politics and listen to a true story of heroism and human decency.

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Good Read!

The narrator’s Attempt at a Texas accent was a little annoying at first but it’s a remarkable story of a great bunch of Americans & their ordeal in Afghanistan and how not all scars are physical. It’s most important fact that I learned from listening to this book is that we are on this planet for a reason and be grateful for the people with whom you have the pleasure of crossing paths with no matter how short or the circumstances. It is a rare thing indeed to be with the people of great caliber. Just think of what your life would be without them in it.

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as most movies the books are always better

been putting it off finally had time and glad I finally did, I'd recommend it to anyone