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The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen Audiobook

The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

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Publisher's Summary

Before he could forge a band of elite warriors ... he had to become one himself.

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors - including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle - that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan.

Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.

From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.

Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

A portion of proceeds from this book will go towards The Red Circle Charitable Foundation, which helps families of fallen Special Operations Warriors.

About the authors:

Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, where he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a "V" for "Valor", for his platoon's deployment to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks. He is editor for Military.com's blog Kit Up, SOFREP's Editor in Chief, and a frequent national media commentator on snipers and related Special Operations Forces military issues.

John David Mann, who collaborated with Webb in writing The Red Circle, is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times best seller Flash Foresight and the international best seller The Go-Giver.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Brandon Webb (P)2012 Brandon Webb

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    This was a awesome book that will be hard to put down ( or turn off ).

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    "Thank you for your service AND this book!"

    Brandon Webb describes his life with just enough detail to keep the reader engaged without over doing it and loosing the reader. The extras in the audio book are priceless.

    And as Brandon says in the book, "Don't judge a book by it's cover.".

    Having read the work Chris Kyle and Marcus Lutrell, Brandon Webb fills in some of the blanks in the training that these incredible soldiers/heroes must undertake.

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    I can say with confidence, this is in my top 50 books. Great stories and well done.

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    I have read all my life but now I listen to books and I absolutely loved this book. I cannot ever remember being more caught up in a book! Thank you so much for your service. I want all my grandsons to read your book.

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    this was a great insight into military life and stories of military figures we've all heard about. The narrator could have done a better job of researching the topic and pronouncing the terms, names correctly

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    "Audiobook has bonus content. Excellent book"

    should be read by every Appleseed Rifleman. as well as anyone interested in SEALs. Audible version has bonus content.

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    Read this book in 2012 when it first came out. As a 20 year old college student i was amazed by the story and The Whole redesign of the sniper school, as well as his history from a little kid all the way up to him starting his own buisness. Fast forward to 2017, downloaded it on audible and had a completely different experience from when i read the book. His commentary in between the chapters give the story a whole new depth. Worth every single penny.

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    "Great book, looking forward to the next."

    This was a great accounting of the SEAL process and exactly how much these incredible individuals can push themselves and the sacrifices that they endure. The individual as well as the team accomplishments required are amazing, to be able to effectively serve our Country in one of the most demanding and rewarding careers in the military. I respect and honor all who have served.

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    Author added a personal touch that was appreciated. He should have narrated the whole book.

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