Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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About the Author
Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the US Navy in 1999 and became a combat-trained SEAL in 2002. He was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006. Patrick Robinson writes navy-based novels and he ghosted the autiobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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The story of Lone Survivor focuses on a mountainside battle during which four SEALS were outnumbered about 35 to 1 by Taliban forces that were protecting an al Qaeda leader. The SEALS were in a tactically compromised situation with no adequate communications to call for help. The SEALS defended themselves as vigorously as anyone could, and three of them died despite amazing heroism and great training. The fourth SEAL, Marcus Luttrell, survived only through the grace of God and the protection of Pashtun tribe while being tracked and menaced by the Taliban.
Before the battle, Lone Survivor moves backward in time to describe how Leading Petty Officer Luttrell became a SEAL and how even that intense training wasn't nearly as demanding as combat turned out to be. The book concludes with his rescue, recovery from his wounds and illness, and fulfilling his promises to his comrades.
There's a lot of heartbreak in this story. You'll be changed by what you read and how you feel about what happened.
As an American, I feel very proud of those who serve in the American Armed Services and feel enormous gratitude to the elite units for the special risks and rigorous training they endure for our sakes.Read more ›
I haven't given this five stars because it is not at the same level as the great eyewitness battle accounts - such as With The Old Breed by E.B. Sledge.
Nonetheless,I strongly recommend the book with the caveat that is is a very good book, but not a great one.
Most recent customer reviews
Great book, no BS. Written by a military dude for other military dudes. I guess it's a pretty sick book if you're not in the military either...Published 12 months ago by Remi L.
Amazing book. The pain, suffering and courage this man experienced should inspire anyone to be able to do anything in life. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anthony Marcoccia
Amazing story told right from the heart of militsry vetran. Amazing action story and all round a novel to be remembered.Published 14 months ago by stuart
Way better than the movie! Great read, shipped fast, I highly recommend it!Published 16 months ago by Brett
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