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Sniper One

The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
By: Dan Mills
Narrated by: Josh Dylan
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed, 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion. The grenade took an age to travel through its 20 metre arc. A dark, small oval-shaped package of misery the size of a peach....

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives.

Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and 50-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias. For six months they fought alone: isolated, besieged and under constant enemy fire. Their heroic stand was a modern-day Rorke's Drift.

©2007 Dan Mills (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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buy it right now

loved it

made 10 hours seem like nothing
was trying to no listen while at home and save for work but was very hard to hold back! i wanted more!

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a fantastic ride!!!!!

really enjoyed this one. some fine gents here. thanks Tommy for your service from America. It's well written and wonderfully narrated. Well done

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  • Norman
  • Pearl River, LA, United States
  • 11-09-17

Amazing story that keeps building

Extremely well written and narrated. As a true story i did not know where this was going and i kept expecting that the action would drop off. Little did i realize how far the action would continue to build. It was upsetting to think that these guys did not have 50 caliber rifles and extensive drone support, but the descriptions of the air support they did occasionally enjoyed was thoroughly exciting. This is a must read/listen book

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Spectacular!

By far the best British military account ive listened to.
If you enjoyed American Sniper, Bullet Magnet, Among You, Apache, Bravo Two Zero etc then you must try this one... its simply brilliant!

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  • Aaron
  • 04-04-17

Cracking listen!

having been to Iraq on challenger 2 I can relate to this book. I knew the cimic story already but brilliant to hear it first hand. My only issue was with the way he said "gimpy" it's pronounced as "jimpy" unless PWRR called it that I don't know but we knew it as "jimpy" still a top book!

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  • Paul
  • 06-08-17

Brilliant and entertaining first hand account

No B.S. or bravado just a sensational and significant first hand account of a chapter in military history

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  • chris
  • 11-19-18

great book , well worth the money ,

there should be a film made of this account
great story of some amazing feats by the military

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  • Nick Ford
  • 09-29-17

Great listen and an awesome reminder to all of us

awesome story of service and commitment - thanks to all who serve us every day

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  • Gregory
  • 09-27-17

Awesome

PWRR Absolute warriors
Thoroughly enjoyed this lads did a terrific job and deserve there story told more

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  • miss nl done
  • 09-15-17

Great story, well told.

Probably the audiobook I've most enjoyed so far.
I'd never really known the story before so didn't know what to expect. But was pleasantly surprised.

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  • Laura Crisp
  • 08-07-17

Great book TERRIBLE NARRATION

The story was good. descriptions good BUT possibly the WORST narration ever. Poor accents, terrible expression, tries too hard. Just BAD BAD BAD. Totally ruined a good book. will avoid this reader in future, however good the book is.

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  • Lee Lawrence
  • 11-16-17

Odd details will spoil for military men

Loved the book and story.. Unfortunately odd things like gpmg(general purpose machine gun) nick name spelt gimpy on the name I'm sure but said as 'jimpy' will grate f16s quote of 'flying from carriers' etc.. I'm nit picking but films and now obviously audio book performances get it wrong and the grinds my gears

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  • chris
  • 07-13-19

Solid.

Listened to this book on holiday and got constant grief off the Mrs. Charlie whoo

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  • claire gibbs
  • 07-13-19

Awesome

It’s Good! Loads of action!! Well written. This is one of the best listens I’ve had so far.
Highly recommended.

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  • Michael
  • 11-19-17

Boys own

A well told story. It puts you on the streets, the top of the buildings with the guys. What an amazing story of courage and determination.
One of the best battle stories I have read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-14-17

Slow start but built into a solid quality account!

Slow start, perhaps too much background, but push through it and you will be rewarded with an exciting, informative and quality adventure!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-18

Great authentic no frills, non-stop action.

Great action told in a no frills honest account of a platoon and in particular it's platoon commanders initiation into battle.... and not any old battle. A seige that pushed these soldiers to the absolute limit of courage, endurance and resourcefulness.
Great story and well narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-19

this is such a great listen, real, visual, love it

This is such a great listen, real, visual and to the typical British point. if you like a real story of war.. this is for you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-19

Loved it.

It's not strictly a sniper story but more an account of a very important modern day battle against Jehad that involves snipers. It is still an awesome action book with typical British humor thrown in and gives a great insight on the front line in the Middle East.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-18

kick ass

strap yourself in for a rolling rumble of action packed adrenaline fuelled ear punching audio! edge of your seat all the way.

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  • Lisa
  • 11-11-18

A story of courage and determination.

This was the first story I have listened to, regarding the Iraq war. I’ve watched a few docos, however, I loved hearing about the individual soldiers, and the in depth description of life as a sniper. I found myself quite thirsty just hearing about how hot it was, and laughed out loud many times at the men’s pranks towards each other, in order to keep themselves sane in such a horrid crazy place. How lucky we are and the people of Iraq, that we have men willing to fight for us, die for us, and not shower for weeks on end in order to keep us safe from terrorism. Well done Sniper One.

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  • Brendan Bellew
  • 08-29-18

never get bored. such a good story

narrater has a very easy voice to listen to. what an epic battle. loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-18

talk it up gay as

oh my lord !! what a load of rubbish . a story of a completely one sided affair I mean to kill 500 and lose 2 people . what a joke . a girl guide s camp talked up . wankers so brave do not buy this book

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