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Way of the Reaper Audiobook

Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper

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Publisher's Summary

From the legendary special operations sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper.

Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of the Reaper's boldest missions, including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent subsonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the listener in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors, and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.

Listeners will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face while learning what it takes to become an elite man hunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive audiobook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.

The preface of this audiobook is read by the author.

©2016 Nicholas Irving (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    JLS 08-16-16
    JLS 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Listen to this book!"

    Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret J Kelly HOWELL, MI, US 06-10-17
    Margaret J Kelly HOWELL, MI, US 06-10-17
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    "True Story of Nick Irving. #1 American Sniper"

    I found this book to be very enlightening and disturbing at times.
    Nick, takes you back to when he was a young soldier. He is able to help you understand his feelings as he accumulates to being a full time college student.
    I gave this book a four star because I got bored with it in spots. I also liked his honest writing in the first book. I don't recall him talking about saving his brothers. That was a line and feeling from Cris Kyle book. I also found one chapter that sounded extremely similar to Kris Kyle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JPTMD 05-29-17
    JPTMD 05-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "And exciting but heartfelt story of brotherhood and combat."

    Quite simply this is a great book. It is told without any pretense and The words seem to come straight from Nicholas Irving's heart. It is written like a thriller and yet it takes a hard look at the effects of combat on the human psyche. It never gets "preachy. "It is fast-paced and the reader quickly develops a relationship with The author and the men of his unit. I highly recommend the reaper to all those who are interested in military history. We get the rare chance to go inside an elite unit and hear about the stress as well as the moments of comedy and love that bonded them together. If this country is going to survive it needs people like Nicholas Irving and Rob O'Neill to be the tip of the spear against those trying to harm us. Not only is it the reflections of a highly trained and deadly warrior, but in the end it leaves us with a message of hope. I highly recommend it to all. It makes the perfect fathers day gift for any dad who was in the military or has an interest in military affairs.

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    christopher zubris 03-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "more of the same but that's a good thing. more foc"

    more of the same but that's a good thing. more focus, words work on the phone with the storage

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    dwtiger 03-25-17
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    "Horrible Narration!!!"

    I couldn't listen for more than 10 mins. the narrator's performance was poor, sounding as if he was bored and as if he had only just learned English. Would have been passable if not for the constantly out of place pauses, pauses where no comma should be, which gives the Narration a staccato-like quality from a near-monotonistic voice. I wish I could get my money back and just by the digital or paperback version.

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    Matt H 03-22-17
    Matt H 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing just like the first"

    The way the stories are told make you feel like your there with The Reaper. The book truly shows what it's like for our guys down range, the brotherhood they have, and the very real challengers they face when leaving the service.

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    Nathan 03-16-17
    Nathan 03-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I usually like these kind of books, but I couldn't' get past the narrator's halting, poor reading of the book. I wanted to like this, but I just couldn't. Wish I could get my Credit back.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholas Irving and Gary Brozek again?

    I don't think so.


    What didn’t you like about Jeff Gurner’s performance?

    It may have been the worst performance I've heard in the years I've been an Audible member.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I honestly didn't get that far.


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    Katie New Ulm, TX, United States 03-06-17
    Katie New Ulm, TX, United States 03-06-17

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    "Thank You! Nick."

    A meaningful, sensitive, heart felt story of an elite sniper's journey from his inception into the military to his return to civilization. His ability to convey the good and the bad of his actions, those of his brothers, the Afghan fighters and the war, in generaI, is worth all five stars. Again, thank you, Nick. I feel as though I know you well enough now to warrant calling you by your first name.
    Blessings always.

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    Cody Bowen 01-24-17
    Cody Bowen 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Profound moment."

    This entire book was captivating. Not overly complicated but every now and then informative in a technical way. Throughout the entire book was entertaining but the last 15 to 10 mins or the ending of the final chapter was simply profound. Never be afraid to be afraid.

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    SEAN T. 12-27-16
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    "LOVE IT!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, any war vet should read this!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Way of the Reaper?

    I LOVED HOW HE IS DOWN TO EARTH IN STATING HOW HE FELT COMING HOME AND DEALING WITH EVERYTHING HE WENT THROUGH, AS A VET, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, IT HELPS WHEN IT'S NOT JUST ME AND OTHER VETS I KNOW!


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

    EMOTION!


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

    ONE OF THE GREAT REASONS WHY TROOPS MAKE IT HOME, THE US ARMY SNIPER!


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