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The Killing School Audiobook

The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program

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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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    Amazon Customer Olathe, KS USA 07-02-17
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    "Great book. Enjoyed it."

    His books are always very well written and very informative. I have enjoyed all of his books.

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    "Top notch!"

    Another top notch book from Brandon Webb.
    Can't wait for his next one! Keep them coming.

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    Keo 07-19-17
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    "Too many separated stories. made it hard to follow"

    too many stories connected. too many different individual stories to connect, it hard to follow which story or person the reader was talking about. perhaps incorporate a more defined transition from one story to the next may help.

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    Raul Corona 07-14-17
    Raul Corona 07-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great book!"

    This is my favorite book by Brandon Webb so far. He must read! The book follows five very different snipers giving us the perspective and experiences shared by all.

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    ed gaston 07-12-17
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    "awesome account of factual events in our history"

    it had me from helllloooooo.. didn't want the book to end. sniper books that include the process's of making a shot at great distance is intriguing to me...I wish the author and his pal's would do a mini video series on shooting/ stalking / ranging tips for the experienced shooter or those looking to obtain a better skill set in what ever faction of shooting that are in.

    loved the book

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    Steve 06-28-17
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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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