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The Lion of Sabray

The Afghani Warrior Who Defied the Taliban and Saved the Life of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
Length: 7 hrs
Categories: History, Military
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Patrick Robinson, coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller Lone Survivor, shares the gripping untold story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who defied the Taliban and saved the life of American hero and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

Best-selling author Patrick Robinson helped Marcus Luttrell bring his harrowing story of survival in Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 to the page and the big screen. But the Afghani man who saved his life was always shrouded in mystery. Now, with The Lion of Sabray, Robinson reveals the amazing backstory of Mohammed Gulab - the brave man who forever changed the course of life for his Afghan family, his village, and himself when he discovered Luttrell badly injured and barely conscious on a mountainside in the Hindu Kush just hours after the firefight that killed the rest of Luttrell's team.

Operating under the 2,000-year-old principles of Pashtunwali - the tribal honor code that guided his life - Gulab refused to turn Luttrell over to the Taliban forces that were hunting him, believing it was his obligation to protect and care for the American soldier. Because Gulab was a celebrated Mujahedeen field commander and machine gunner who beat back the Soviets as a teenager, the Taliban were wary enough that they didn't simply storm the village and take Luttrell, which gave Gulab time to orchestrate his rescue.

In addition to Gulab's brave story, The Lion of Sabray cinematically reveals previously unknown details of Luttrell's rescue by American forces - which were only recently declassified - and sheds light on the ramifications for Gulab, his family, and his community. Going beyond both the book and the movie versions of Lone Survivor, The Lion of Sabray is a must-listen for anyone who wants to know more about the brave man who helped the Lone Survivor make it home.

©2015 Patrick Robinson (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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interesting perspective!

I was pleasantly surprised to be entertained and fully engaged throughout the story, as I had just finished lone survivor which of course told the same story through a different person's (Marcus's) point of view. However this story has a lot more history and insight into the other great hero of this true story, Muhammed Gularb. It answered many questions I had. great audio book!

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Riveting follow up to Lone Survivor

In reading Lone Survivor I was left wondering what had happened to Marcus' Afghani protector.

This book not only sheds light on Mohamed Gulab as that protector, but allowed me to see everything that happened from his perspective.

This is an excellent read, and should be required reading for SpecOps soldiers.

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Extremely Thought Provoking, At Least It Should Be

Couldn't stop listening. Finished in 1 sitting, except for brief interruptions to walk my service dog, refill my tea or my own bathroom breaks. It says slot about how badly our nation's leaders stack up against other nations in regards to Honor and Integrity.

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Fantastic compliment to Lone Survivor!

Don’t have time to write a lot but everyone should read/listen to Lone Survivor and then this book. Awesome!

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Excellent follow up for the Lone Survivor.

This book was enlightening, in that is showed how misconceptions of a country/people can be harbored from derogatory war news portrayed by our media. Of course all wars are political but here we see the nature of the common Pakistani, who just wants to live in peace. Its not so much a battle story as it is about the integrity of a man, the Lion of Sabray. He is just as much a hero as our Seal Marcus Latrell.
Anyone who enjoys books about other cultures would also like this, even if they haven't read the Lone Survivor.

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great book

interesting to hear from his point of view, what a life they have. such fierce humble man. to save Marcus life and protect him at all cost.

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History, spirituality, action & cross-cultural

I waited for awhile before I bought this, I don't know why I waited?? Because, this is an excellent book. I was surprised with the details of history, Pashtun culture and spirituality....yes spirituality. I don't think, I am giving the plot away (But, just in case, if you haven't read or seen Lone Survivor, stop reading my summarization). So the other night, I was quite sad and I was having trouble sleeping. So I decided to listen to "The Lion of Sabray" in the hopes of getting sleepy. Instead I was so greatly encouraged by how Gulab saved Marcus that I listened for only a while.....then quickly fell asleep, at peace with myself.

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Learning the unknown

Wonderful story with information that would have never made it to the public, will recommend book to anyone wanting to know what happened behind the Lone Survivor story.

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Good to hear the other perspective

Good story but it was obvious the author embellished and made some assumptions, putting words into Gulabs mouth. Such as Gulabs adoration of the US Armed Forces. Only worth reading after Lone Survivor.

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Awesome

This is an amazing book. It shows the power of a bond between two people that can not communicate with words. It is simply amazing