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Sniper Elite: One Way Trip Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best-selling American Sniper, this "inspired by true events" thriller follows one of America’s most lethal snipers as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot.

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

In direct defiance of the President’s orders, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon launches an audacious mission with the support of elite soldiers and an enigmatic government figure, to infiltrate the tribal faction holding the captured pilot. A pulse-pounding battle ensues, pitching the entire force of the Taliban against the fearless and heroic American sniper. Packed with blistering action and real-life combat scenes, Sniper Elite: One Way Trip will pin you to the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.

©2013 Scott McEwen & Thomas Koloniar (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Amazon Customer WESLEY CHAPEL, FL, United States 02-19-14
    Amazon Customer WESLEY CHAPEL, FL, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Magnificent!"

    I haven't written that many reviews. The book has to be extremely bad or very good. I won't waste my time reviewing a mediocre book. This one ranks at the top of the list for me. It's chock full of believable and very well described action. And, it is clear to me that the authors know the subject about which they're writing! I won't bother wasting space to describe the plot; you'll get that from the book description. Suffice it to say that the story, the plot, the narrator - they all mesh together as a well designed and constructed machine, with nary a flaw that I discovered in my listening. I own this one both in Audible and Kindle e-book format, and just like all other books I consider great, I will be saving this one so that I can read it again - and again.

    The main character's actions are believable as written, although in retrospect they seem almost impossible. But evaluating just how they are described, the reader gets the feeling that the details might really have happened just as described! From a government and president more interested in an upcoming election, fearful of world opinion, and more concerned about the internal politics of the country of Afghanistan to the actions of a few military individuals who make decisions and take actions based on what they feel is right while ignoring their career, the novel helps the reader to understand that doing the right thing is really the right thing to do. In that regard, the book teaches honor and integrity, something that appears missing in the echelons of our political class these days.

    It is not a cheap dime novel. It is well written and thoroughly enthralling!

    And it is such a great read that it is impossible to put down!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 10-17-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 10-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Special Forces Perform Impossible"

    There are so many images swirling in my mind right now. I've read many novels about the best of the best, SEAL Team Six. The Sniper Elite is from SEAL Team Six, Gil Shannon, who is the ultimate sniper who is willing to put his life on the line to rescue Deborah, the downed pilot of a black hawk helicopter. He planned the mission to rescue her with only her husband, who will fly a helicopter that hasn't been used since the Vietnam War. It has been kept in top condition and is good to go. The men of SEAL Team Six will not stop, even without permission, to attempt the rescue of the American woman, Deborah, who was captured, shown on the internet being tied down, tortured and raped. Gil, single handed, took out the men who occupied an area of the Hindu Kusch. When his compatriots discovered that he had left without them, they were geared up and ready to go. The story is an extraordinary example of how Americans of the armed forces will fight till their death, if necessary, to bring their own home. They will not leave a man behind, even if it means their own death. The authors, Scott McEwen and Thomas Kolaniar, wrote an exceptional novel that everyone should take the time to listen to. The narrator is excellent and makes the listen very exciting. It was the type of novel that makes you sit on the edge of your seat. I'd sit up straighter in my chair, put my fingers in my mouth and wait to hear what happened next. I did stay up all night the second day, until 7am, and listened until the end. I am hopeful that there will be a follow up book. The novel was fiction but there were many factions of the book that were true. There was action, excitement, and I know that I am proud to be an American. There are no words to express my thanks to the men and women who are fighting to keep the United States free. I am proud to be an American. The many books I've listened to have helped me to understand why we are at war as does this book. I will continue to listen to novels about the many wars that have been fought. After listening to fiction and nonfiction novels about war, I now understand why there will always be fighting somewhere.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Wesport, CT, United States 04-02-14
    Andrew Wesport, CT, United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining could not put it down"

    Obviously written by someone who knows about the details of operators, the story was engaging and the characters interesting, believable and well developed, you wont be disappointed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve OAKDALE, CA, United States 03-31-14
    Steve OAKDALE, CA, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to stop listening to"
    What about Brian Hutchison’s performance did you like?

    I had read a few reviews that he possibly "over-acted", but I strongly disagree. He was great and had various voices down pat. One of the better narrators


    Any additional comments?

    If you like this kind of genre, then you will like this.Personally I usually stick to true military audiobooks, especially WW2. But this book was very entertaining. If I wouldn't have already known, I would have thought this was a true story. Very realistic. The author definitely did his homework. Enjoy

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Claremont, NH, United States 03-18-14
    Jason Claremont, NH, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Possibly the best military action book ever!"

    I have been an avid reader and listener for years and always appreciate good war novels. This is a master work of action and adrenaline. I found myself holding my breath more than once. Vivid descriptions from an excellent narrator bring this book to life. You can almost smell the gunpowder and feel the concussion. If you like any of the modern military thrillers or real life accounts like Lone Survivor, choose this as your next listen. You will not be disappointed. Plan on loosing sleep or sitting in your car not wanting to push the stop button!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David 12-19-13
    David 12-19-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Finally"
    Where does Sniper Elite: One Way Trip rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top Notch


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sniper Elite: One Way Trip?

    reality


    What about Brian Hutchison’s performance did you like?

    very good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    could not stop listening


    Any additional comments?

    you leave me wanting to hear more. bring it on!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mulholland619 san diego, Ca. 07-17-13
    mulholland619 san diego, Ca. 07-17-13
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    "excellent thriller!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sniper Elite: One Way Trip the most enjoyable?

    really good satisfying story from start to finish, you can visualize this being made into a film with all the locations and characters different settings, couldnt stop listening once i was in the middle of the book


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes, very much, I've listened to a few of the similar genre but i found this story to be really compelling, lots of suspense in the afghani villages and wondering how Gil would get out of there alive


    Have you listened to any of Brian Hutchison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Brian Hutchison did a great job of bringing these characters to life, there are so many, from all the navy seals, the hero, Gil, the guys in the speacial ops, the CIA, all of the afghani characters too. REally good narration and creating characters in the book.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sniper Elite: One Way Trip and why?

    Gil, as the hero was great, i also liked his translator, who comes across as a really good guy who is torn between helping Gil and his family in one of the Villages they are infiltrating. Also like Badeera the woman who was looking after Sandra when she is injured before they try rescuing her.


    Any additional comments?

    Really solid all the way around, i look forward to more of these mckewen/ Kolonair books, with the same narrator, its a home run for this genre.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RINK,ROBERT Chula Vista, CA, United States 07-15-13
    RINK,ROBERT Chula Vista, CA, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2001
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    "EXCELLENT"
    What did you love best about Sniper Elite: One Way Trip?

    Great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a great story line. Realistic and great flow.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Hutchison – was your favorite?

    Gil


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

    When he saved the lady whom he should have shot. Showed lots of morality and compassion.


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    Anonymous 11-15-17
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    "AMAZING!!!"

    I loved the novel, I’m not a big fan of those military TV shows so I was skeptical to listen to this book. However I was hooked by chapter 5. I greatly appreciate the respect given between and to the military characters in the novel.

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    Cathy 11-13-17
    Cathy 11-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Extremely interesting"

    My job allows me to work with my earbuds in for 8-12 hours a day so I've listened to at least a thousand books. Many many times I disappointed in the writing, the reader and the overall plot of the book. Not the case with Sniper Elite. I felt this was a very interesting story and the narrator was amazing. I kept thinking about the people and their experiences even after the story was over.

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