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No Easy Day Audiobook

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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Publisher's Summary

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments....

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen's life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden's death, is an essential piece of modern history. In No Easy Day, Owen also takes listeners onto the field of battle in America's ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military.

Owen's story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs' quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11.

In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves listenres with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

©2012 Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Jim Dublin, Ireland 12-24-12
    Jim Dublin, Ireland 12-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read!"

    Really good insight into the lifestyle and work that goes on behind the scenes of these kinds of operations.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 12-20-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2015

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "THE REAL STORY!"

    YOU HEAR SO MANY STORIES YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS TRUE OR FALSE..THIS IS THE REAL STORY,FROM THE SEAL WHO WAS THEIR..IF YOU WANT A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT,THIS IS THE WAY TO GO..THANK GOD WE HAVE SEALS..AND!! THEIR ON ARE SIDE..

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    Robert TOMS RIVER, NJ, United States 12-19-12
    Robert TOMS RIVER, NJ, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book!!"

    Outstanding book. A must read for anyone who wants to know the inside truth of what really happened on that dark night. Our special forces are without the best of the best. And that is why they picked and trained and practiced months in advance before entering the Bin Laden compound. To say they were prepared is an understatement. These seals can kick but with such precession and accuracy. Keeps you so riveted that you don't want to stop listening. I love this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read about why it was "No easy Day". Get it!!

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    Derek L 12-17-12
    Derek L 12-17-12

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    "Works better as children's book"
    Would you try another book from Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer and/or Holter Graham?

    I would not read another book by either Author. The book seemed to be a cross between a boys adventure book and a swift boat attempt.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The SEAL Training info.


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He can use the foul expletives from the book without making the entire performance sound profane


    Was No Easy Day worth the listening time?

    Should have just gone with the reviews.


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    CMo in SouthSlope BROOKLYN, NY, United States 12-14-12
    CMo in SouthSlope BROOKLYN, NY, United States 12-14-12
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    "Hard to put down"

    I enjoy reading history and lost a friend in the WTC. So I was eager to read about the hunt for Bin Laden and the end of this chapter in American history from someone who was there. The book did not disapooint. I found myself racing through it as if I didn't know how the mission ended


    I applaud the authors for their writing talent. I am sure the Pentagon is not happy with the details provided here because the military is highly cautious about disclosing anything that could divulge a training or mission specific technique. And they do have to worry about many books being written not just this one.

    Still there didn't seem any big secrets divulged. And the facts I thought interesting weren't likely big secrets. SEALS often take Ambien the night before a mission. SEALS take and wear the gear they think most useful and let their hair grow longer than regulation. SEALS are issued Gerber tools. SEALS trying to make Team 6 have to do an unspecified number of pushups, pullups and sit ups in under a minute then do a timed swim in open water.

    And as a book its very entertaining..

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    Kitty's doorman Davis, CA USA 12-12-12
    Kitty's doorman Davis, CA USA 12-12-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A very rewarding experience"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes- It gives an authoritative, first person account of one of the major historical events of the last decade.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well written, to the point.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    "Mark Owen"


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The conclusion's recognition of the many men and women who have and continue to serve the U.S. military - very often in obscurity.


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    Joseph Seattle, WA USA 12-11-12
    Joseph Seattle, WA USA 12-11-12 Member Since 2013

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    "An insightful read"
    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    This is an insightful perspective on a key aspect of our armed services. It is not pretentious and avoids glorification. It provides an on the ground perspective of a day in the life of these service members as individuals and a team.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's matter of fact realism.


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Graham bring the voice of the current generation of SEALs


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

    The most effective weapon in America's arsenal


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    gary League City, TX, United States 12-07-12
    gary League City, TX, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book."

    Well presented, super content. Makes an American proud of those that do this for us, so we do not have to.

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    Anthony Matawan, NJ, United States 12-07-12
    Anthony Matawan, NJ, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Could not stop listening"

    Great insight into the Bin Laden mission and just the every day life of a Seal. This was fascinating, I could not stop listening. Also came away with having even more respect for these guys with all the sacrifice, dedication, time away from their families and hard work they put in to protect this great country.

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    Erik Jupiter, FL, United States 12-06-12
    Erik Jupiter, FL, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    Any additional comments?

    gives some enlightenment into what special ops have to go through. The writer talks about everything from the mundane paperwork that bogs down missions, to what it takes to be a navy seal to the anticipation of a good mission to the lost of a friend and commrade. You can take the book for what its worth. Maybe it was spot on, maybe embelished abit. My grandfather fought in WW2 and had lots of stories. Im sure not all were 100% acurate, you tend to believe things slightly different than
    the person next you. But all in all this was a fantastic read. Very glad i read it.

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