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The Killing School Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Chip Porter 07-28-17
    Chip Porter 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Olathe, KS USA 07-02-17
    Amazon Customer Olathe, KS USA 07-02-17 Member Since 2013
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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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    Steve 06-28-17
    Steve 06-28-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Anonymous 10-05-17
    10-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful work Brandon. keep them coming"

    Never disappointed with the work you put out . . . . I'm just a truck driver from Texas enjoy the story's of the rough war fighter's

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    Rooster 09-27-17
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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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    T. Simmons, WV 09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Lisbon"

    The stows is worth listening to with a lot of good lessons. I found for me it jumped around in time way too much. It was hard for me to tie it all together till close to the end. Still I found many things I could benefit from.

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    Aaron Lyman 09-15-17
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    "Entertaining and informative"

    Brandon does a great job in giving insight into the world of a spec Ops sniper. 4 fantastic stories (5 if you include Brandon's) woven together into a very entertaining and informative book. Thank you for the book and thank you for your sacrifice!

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    camelspider 08-31-17
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    "great telling"

    I don't really like the narrator, but once you get past that it's a great book. lots of insite to a snipers war.

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    "Great Book, Terrible Narration"

    The book was great! It gave awesome insight into the sniper schools around the world and the warriors who trained at them. I almost didn't listen to the book because of the narration. The guys voice sounded like it belonged in a cheesy movie trailer not an insight into the training and accomplishments of the warriors that have changed the battlefield. I purchased it without doing the preview and after the first ten minutes I decided to just take the loss and give up on it because I couldn't get past the readers voice. However something made me force my self to listen again and I found that you can get used to the voice because the story is good enough. C'mon Webb take the time to pick someone who has a voice more like yours. Another idea would be read it your self.

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    S. Strickland Nashville, TN USA 08-01-17
    S. Strickland Nashville, TN USA 08-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard to follow"

    Let me first say I like Brandon Webb other books. This one was hard to follow. It jumped around too much between the snipers he was talking about. I didn't care much for the narrator either.

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