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As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the US Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors. In this revealing new audiobook, Webb takes listeners through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art. Trainees learn to utilize every edge possible to make their shot - from studying crosswinds, barometric pressure, latitude, and even the rotation of the Earth, to becoming ballistic experts. But marksmanship is only one aspect of the training. Each SEAL's endurance, stealth, and mental and physical stamina are tested and pushed to the breaking point.

Webb also shows how this training plays out in combat, using real-life exploits of the world's top snipers, including Jason Delgado, who led a Marine platoon in the Battle of Husaybah and made some of the most remarkable kill shots in the Iraq War; Nicholas Irving, the US Army Ranger credited with 33 kills in a single three-month tour in Afghanistan; and Rob Furlong, who during Operation Anaconda delivered the then-longest kill shot in history.

During Webb's sniper school tenure, the course graduated some of the deadliest and most skilled snipers of this generation, including Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Adam Brown (Fearless), and Chris Kyle (American Sniper). From recon and stalk, to complex last minute adjustments, and finally, the moment of taking the shot, The Killing School demonstrates how today's sniper is trained to function as an entire military operation rolled into a single individual - an army of one.

©2017 St. Martin's Press (P)2017 Brandon Webb

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meh

Wasn't really the book I had hoped for. I believed it would be more about the actual school with real life applications of the training. instead, it was a collection of memoirs with bits of anecdotal education.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Not much new here

If you've read any the snipers other books IE The Reaper/a the Red Circle, then you will find this book fairly redundant. That being said I especially enjoyed learning more about the exploits of Rob Furlong which I previously didn't know.

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  • John Busch
  • Orange County, CA United States
  • 10-27-17

Good...but not great

The war stories were excellent. But the title made me believe there would be more information about the program. Maybe they were not allowed to be more specific. The details of their training and techniques are at the level of a coffee table book. If you are a recreational long range shooter, don't expect to learn anything in this book. I've listened to much worse and much better books. I don't regret the purchase, but I definitely expected more.

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Great book!!

I could listen to this book over and over again. The sacrifices and accomplishments of these guys are amazing!

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Adhd switching of story lines

Good stories but it was written as if the author had a serious case of adhd. The tech on some the stories are off ex. The m40a3 is not chambered in 30/06

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Narrated badly

The voice of narrator was good but the tempo really bad and monotone.
I almost fell asleep couple of times.

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Whiplash


Multiple fragmented stories weaved together made this hard to follow when listening to in the car. Should have been more chapter at a time with a single topic. Overall still great stories. Brandon Webb does great work and I’ve heard all but one of his books so far.

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Great book

I didn't love the narration and the story skips around a lot which I didn't love but overall Brandon did a great job!!

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Humbling

What a great insight into the amazing job these guys do under mind boggling, stressful conditions. Also gives you a personal look into the cost they pay to do the job. And what's the job? Saving lives....

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  • 11-15-17

Worth your time.

Brandon does such a nice job share his stories as a seal team sniper. I truly not only entertained by his books i learn a lot. Very much look forward to your future books on motivation and inspiration. Thank you for your service and making a difference in your fellow soldiers lives.