SEAL Team Six

Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
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Original Publish Date: May 05, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100128008
Released: Aug 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481588317
Narrator/s: Ray Porter
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A book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six-the covert squad that killed Osama bin LadenWhen the navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six-a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL-the toughest and longest military training in the world.After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the eighteen snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best-which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left eighteen American soldiers dead and seventy-three wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.

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Product Number EB00097496
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429996525

Professional reviews

"Howard Wasdin was a sniper on SEAL Team Six, the toughest of the SEAL teams. He mustered out after being wounded seriously in the Blackhawk Down incident near Mogadishu. This is his memoir of life before, during, and after his SEAL years. It's an engrossing story, and Ray Porter's narration is exactly right. The physical demands of SEAL training exceed anything most of us can imagine. Let's just say that most trainees don't make it. Wasdin did. His tales of training and combat are tough and fascinating. Porter's reading is perfect for the material: straightforward, well paced, and unembellished. When needed, he adds other voices and accents. But the story is key, and that's what Porter delivers. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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