When the Killer Man Comes

Eliminating Terrorists as a Special Operations Sniper
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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This program includes a foreword written and read by Nicholas Irving. This audiobook is the thrilling combat memoir by special operations sniper Paul Martinez, who spent seven years in Special Operations and was a sniper assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion. 

America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan.   

It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. If the United States withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made.  

These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it - the Rangers. The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. Paul Martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed “Team Merrill,” after the Marauders of World War II fame. Martinez and his fellow Rangers faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers. In When the Killer Man Comes, Martinez tells the harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies in an operation that would have repercussions that are still felt today.

©2018 Text copyright Paul Martinez; Foreword copyright Nicholas Irving (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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  • 11-12-18

Didn't finish.

Dry, monotone, devoid of any kind of emotion or inflection. Perhaps a pro narrator could save this book.

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A good story by a American Hero

interesting story but could have been written better but was still good and thrilling, narration was pretty monotone.

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download book would not play

anytime I lost connection or gained connection the book with stop playing. I downloaded this title on multiple devices and experience the same issue with every device tech support had no clue what was going on very annoying

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ok for what it was

the book was slow you just didn't feel connected with the story it was a little short and nothing tied anything together. disappointing

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In need of a good reader

Very monotone i ended early could not take the readers voice any more recommend that they get a different person to read this book

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1 OF THE BEST WAR FIGHTER STORIES EVER WRITTEN !

Wow ! in all the books I have ever read and listen too in my life . This book really put me there in the fight . Being a ex infantry man myself brought back many feelings good and bad . I couldn't stop listening to this book . It will keep you on the edge of your seat ! God Bless American and our Warriors from the 75th !

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couldn't get past the first chapter. probably a fine story and it may not be the voice artists fault due to the material, but seemed to be a very robotic reading.

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great story for current combat operations and some great things to take away from it.

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One hell of a book!

You did a hell of a job man! I love that you’re telling the story, it makes it more interesting to me hearing from the man himself. I’ve read and listened to all Nicholas Irving’s books and it’s nice to hear a different side of the story but from the same group of dudes. Can’t wait for a follow up!

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Excellent story

Paul is humble in telling his story. The book left me wanting to hear more stories of Paul’s time on deployment.

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  • 03-06-19

Valuable

Great listen. Really enjoyed. Valuable story and of historical significance. So glad Irving talked him into it. To the point and didn't mess around with jargon like most do. 99% of people who buy these books are familiar with the terms already. Recommend for sure.