No Easy Day

No Easy Day

The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group--commonly known as SEAL Team Six-- has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen's life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden's death, is an essential piece of modern history.In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America's ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen's story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs' quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe. 
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781470839789
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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jturpin58
May 22, 2017

Great book. The book goes behind the scenes to talk about the training and lead up to the raid. Great stories in here. Regardless who fired the fatal shots everyone on this team are American Heroes. The men who risked the most should be able to write about it. The author also goes in great detail to credit the men and women who were never credited nationally (pilots and CIA agents).

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sg60
Apr 26, 2014

The first hand narratives of the lead up to the operation, the raid and its aftermath were reasonably interesting but everything else about ths book was forgettable at best. The constant self-congratulation of the SEAL members was annoying.

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wongsokguan
Mar 02, 2013

I have great admiration and respect for Navy seals team six. Life as a Navy seal is a great sacrifice and love of the US.

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rhallier
Nov 19, 2012

Very informative and well written

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