Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Written by:
Marcus Luttrell
Narrated by:
Kevin T. Collins

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
294
Narrator
91
Release Date
May 2012
Duration
14 hours 0 minutes
Summary
Follow along a Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan in this true story of survival and difficult choices.

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.

This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers.

A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow by blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks.

In this rich, moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare -- and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Reviews
Profile Avatar
Travis W.

While listening to this at work, there were points where I had to pause and choke back the tears that were starting to form. I’d like to say thank you to every person who has made such sacrifices in their life to give us the freedoms we seem to take for granted all to often.

Profile Avatar
jason s

Well written by a true American hero. Much respect for Marcus, as a well as every other man and woman that serves. THANK YOU! It's a powerful story that's often hard to hear in more ways than one. I've often felt that ROE's cost more lives than they save. It's a double edge sword, but I'd rather it cost some unfortunate "collateral" damage than cause any soldier to fear prison and die because of such fear. If the damn politicians want to start wars, maybe they should go fight them. If they're not willing to do that then they really need to shut the hell up and let our men and women do what they need to do.

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

great and sad

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

So different from the movie. I like it better when it coincides better. God was with all our soldiers on Operation Red Wing!

Profile Avatar
Jacob B.

inspiring,strength.

Profile Avatar
Frank J.

great book

Profile Avatar
Ken C.

Great narration and an even greater story.

Profile Avatar
Douglas M.

I should have read the book rather than listen to it. The narrator’s reading is sooo corny. I do love Marcus; I’m a huge fan of his and We need him and his brothers in this world. His account is important for us humans to know, so that we never take for granted those that go to such effort, commitment, bravery, and hubris to counter evil and hate. I wish him the beat. I will do him the honor of reading the pages conventionally, and try to get the narrator’s acting out of my head.

Profile Avatar
Keith B.

The movie has nothing on this book!!! Amazing!!!

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Kept me on the edge of my seat. Very well written and narrated. The fact that a person can survive to "tell the tale" is remarkable in itself. Much respect to our military who put their lives on the line to protect ours.

Profile Avatar
Rosie Y Reilly

Wow!! They are incredible men so proud of them. I had my moments it was very hard for me to continue to read but I did and I cried. Thank you gentlemen. I enjoyed the narrator very much.

Profile Avatar
Daniel Steinhaus

An inspiring book highlighting the harsh reality of war as well as the consequences of the American media caring more about headlines than about hard choices soldiers must make.

Profile Avatar
travis belflower

Great book from a great man. The narrator wasn't my favorite but the story is truly patriotic and hard lived. this book has touched my soul and I will never forget any part of this book.

Profile Avatar
Jeremy Burgett

Wow... Incredible account of many brave men and women that protect and serve our country. Many significant details of Marcus 's journey made this impossible to put down. Great book!

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Sorry, but I couldn't even finish it. The story was good, but the underlying glorification of war and those who make a career of it was too much. Very preachy.

Profile Avatar
Cameron Arthur

Very amazing book.Very inspirational and I would recommend for older ages. My middle schooler loved it. Narrator did amazing and made me felt like I was in the book. Totally recommend!!!!

Profile Avatar
Brad Herring

It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't turn it off or put it down

Profile Avatar
glenice nickel

Great book and well written and well read. Puts you right there with all of the seals. You feel all the pain and emotion

Profile Avatar
Robert White

Amazing description of what it takes to be a Navy Seal. This book is something you will never forget. God's protection of Marcus is obvious throughout this ordeal in his life. Men like Marcus who protect and defend America are in my prayers.

Profile Avatar
Jena Greenway

What an incredibly man and story! These men will forever be in my heart, never forgotten.

Profile Avatar
David Warner

Incredibly compelling and emotional story of the dedication, heroism, and courage of our great warriors. Even when you know how the story will end it is well worth the read and experience.

Profile Avatar
Tim Bolduc

This is a fascinating book that blows the movie away! These men were and are heros!

Profile Avatar
Melyssa Willis

I haven read a book cover to cover in many years. This book is by far the best and will probably read it again. Awesome read. A tear jerker, when his team died, to when he was rescued to when he FINALLY was able to see his mother. A MUST REAF

Profile Avatar
Joe Madron

This is by far the greatest book I have ever read. It will immediately grab you and you will not want to stop! It's a must read!!

Profile Avatar
Joanna Moldenhauer

Fascinating story of true heroism inside the Navy SEAL Team 10. It had me captivated from the first minute.

Profile Avatar
Tina McClinton

I am not sure if i have ever cried that much to reading a book!! I will never forget this book or the people it's about. And above all I have a much greater respect for what we have all forgotten, our Freedom and those who help us keep it!! Thank you each and everyone of you! Thank You!

Profile Avatar
Andy Rhodes

Amazing account of modern day warriors, these guys keep us safe on a daily basis. God, Family, Country

Profile Avatar
Kevin Thomas

awesome, a book that I will never forget. This story will stick with your forever.

Profile Avatar
amy busby

I couldn't put it down. I followed along the trials and tribulations of a journey thats unimaginable for any one man to endure. I cried, laughed and was gripped by what came next. I thoroughly enjoyed Lone Survivor and highly recommend. Thank you for your service and your story.

Profile Avatar
Jason Burt

Very moving. Very well read. Heroism and valor what we as Americana are so proud of.

Profile Avatar
Landon Shaw

The book is great! But the narrator needs to bring it back a bit. It became hard to focus on the context and content of the book because he was reading it like Shakespeare or Soap Opera. All I could see was over dramatic flailing and wailing. Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell Tail Heart" comes to mind.

Profile Avatar
Laurence Batiz

Great recap of the most heroic story I have ever heard. Being a former Navy brother I could not be more proud of the the SEAL teams. I will wear my Second Class PO with more pride thanks to these warriors. I just wish they never had to worry about killing innocent non-combatants . And go to jail for it. They would all be alive. That is the take away. EM2 Batiz USN

Profile Avatar
Quincy Williams

A gripping tale of heroism and gallantry and a glimpse inside SEAL life and brotherhood. I finished it in 2 sittings and could not stop listening.

Profile Avatar
Michael Sullivan

Not only is it a well writen book, people need to know what kind of men these guys were. I loved this book.

Profile Avatar
Paperback Reader

Thoroughly interesting account of action in Afghanistan by eyewitness/survivor. Fascinating inside story of training of Navy Seals.

Profile Avatar
Sindy

Even though you know the ending (based on a true story) - the author does a great job of laying it out with suspense. It also gives you something to think about - facing tough decisions.

Profile Avatar
Jerry

One of the best audio books I have heard. It shows how our military are compassionate men. As a result, it comes back to haunt them or be a fatal mistake. Media personnel should read or hear this before slamming the military for their actions.

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Great book! must read! Marcus did an amazing job at making you feel like you were there with him.

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Terrible read. Not worth the time. Plenty of other much more subtle and restrained books out there in terms of heroism and Navy Seals.

Profile Avatar
Skipper

Marcus reminds us that liberalism belongs in warm, dry, comfortable places and the majority of protesters about the way America does business have never heard a shot fired in anger. Every media pundit, every politician should have to read this to understand harm's way. By making a "politically correct" decision, 3 of Marcus's team get killed. It is a travesty in this country to allow such waste of life. Marcus and all the other men on a wire keeping us safe at night deserve our undying respect and gratitude for taking their turn standing watch. And the rest of this country deserves to get it's butt kicked for allowing rules to be written that cause young men harm like this.

Profile Avatar
Trainman

I would recommend this to anyone that wants to feel like they are on the front lines of dealing with al Kaida. Written to the point that one feels like they are there. It goes beyond just the action that happened during the Operation. It shows that people around the world, that are not provoking war, are the same. Won't say anymore. But Highly recommend this book.

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
This title is due for release on May 1, 2012.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
This title is due for release on May 1, 2012
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.

1 book added to cart
Subtotal
$24.98
View Cart