The Right Kind of Crazy

Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell
Narrated by: Clint Emerson
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (979 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling 100 Deadly Skills presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite clandestine team of covert operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary. Just be happy he’s on our side.

Clint Emerson is the only SEAL ever inducted into the International Spy Museum. Operating from the shadows, with an instinct for running towards trouble, his unique skill set made him the perfect hybrid of elite and modern day counterintelligence agent.

Emerson spent his career on the bleeding edge of intelligence and operations, often specializing in solo missions that took advantage of subterfuge, improvisation, the best in recon and surveillance tech, and even elements of Hollywood disguise to combat the changing global battlefield. MacGyvering everyday objects into working spyware was routine, and fellow SEALs referred to his top-secret activities simply as “special shit.” His parameters were: find, fix, and finish - and of course, leave no trace.

While Emerson was a real life Jason Bourne as well as a decorated soldier, he operated by only two codes: “if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying” and “it’s only illegal if you get caught.” The Right Kind of Crazy is unlike any military memoir you’ve ever read because Emerson is upfront about the fact that what makes you a great soldier and sometimes hero doesn’t always make you the best guy - but it does make for damn good stories.

©2019 Clint Emerson (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Right Kind of Crazy....he has it!

This book kept my attention and I read along with the book as well. The pics where awesome to see while he read.
Some of the best parts were the redactions!
I was laughing so hard at one point I had to pause for a minute,🤣 but it also pulled at my heart strings of the hurt and loss.
Thank for sharing your story Clint, and letting us feel, hear and see your humanity.

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More of the same from another sellout....

Sadly, the SEAL profiteers have diluted their honorable work with these redundant books. This is no exception.

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Too many redacted stories

Not Clint’s fault at all but the abundant redacted material took away from the flow of the stories even with Clint’s best effort and humor. All in all , very unique book and much different than anything Ive listened too from other Seal / military books.

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  • 05-02-20

Origins of a violent nomad

Another outstanding book by Clint, which gives readers a window into the twisted minds of America's elite operators, their battles abroad and at home, and what it takes to be a violent nomad! Well done!

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Ignore the haters...

Ignore the haters leaving negative reviews, they are those that didn't make it through BUDS, or did 4 years and got out and pretend they're something special. Clint does a great job providing a detailed glimpse into his life as a SEAL, and clandestine operator. There are a lot of redacted parts, but Clint does his best to make them amusing. God bless bro.

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The Right Kind of Seal Book

loved his story telling and method of doing so. I enjoy how he was honest and forthcoming with the redactions and his input on how events went about. I have listened to it over 5 times now. Truly a great book and just as good a listen.

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True or not, entertaining nonetheless

I keep seeing people writing reviews online about how this book is all bullshit, nothing in it is true. I don't have the knowledge nor the experience to say the book is 100% fact, and even if I did, who am I to run around telling people other people are lying or not, overall it's a good book. True or not

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GOOD

If you’re obsessed with Clint and his drawn out stories, this is the book for you.

The printed edition of his deadly skills book is what he should stick to.

Another good book in printed/audio format is “seal survival guide” by another seal named Cade Courtley.

Thankful for refunds.


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At speed 1.0: Clint sounds very monotone. Think “Bueeeleeer “on sedatives. At 2.5 narration was barely tolerable.

Half of the book is extremely disorganized and hard to follow. Jumps from 2019, then 2011, back to 1980, then 1990, then 2018. Felt like I was in a car crash.

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great read

not the average spec ops book. this is more personal and detailed with a clear message

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Not your typical SEAL story

The author's story is atypical even for a guy in a community of people with atypical stories. His story is less Act of Valor and more Jason Bourne. He doesn't spend a lot of time talking about how bad ass he is and is surprisingly open and contemplative about his thoughts, feelings, and experiences on and off duty. I also appreciate that the book is read by the author. It adds to the authenticity of the experience. Nothing is worse than listening to a story about combat or intelligence operations narrated by someone who can't pronounce common names associated with the places in the book, or common lingo used by intelligence and combat professionals.

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  • 05-14-20

Brilliant and funny

Clint's story telling whilst not as structured as others was still brilliant. Great to hear his story in his own words. I'd seen a couple of Clint's videos online and thought I'd give this a go. Glad I did

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  • Justin
  • 12-02-19

its a very colorful biography book! 4☆s

i really like how the "redacted " scene were well put together. the care n toughts that when into it, without confusing the listener. well done "clint"
thank you for taking the time to read this one.