No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
Read by Holter Graham

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | September 4, 2012 | Audio Book (CD)

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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 moment

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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.78 × 5.3 × 0.76 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761565

ISBN - 13: 9781611761566

Found in: History

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great account of SEALs and Operation Neptune Spear Excellent first person account
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated out of 5 by from just picked it up .
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated out of 5 by from Bought this on my Kobo Arc. Its a pretty sick book.
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated out of 5 by from I ordered it then found out it is not in stock even though web site says it`s in stock.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated out of 5 by from my next read
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great account of SEALs and Operation Neptune Spear Excellent first person account
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No easy day Not as great read as I thought it would be
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent It's always great reading a first hand account, especially from someone with a great deal of integrity. Even if only half of what is in this book was true (and I believe it's a lot higher than that) it would still be an incredible read. So much respect for these guys that do what so many of us can't even imagine. Thanks to them, we can sit on in our easy chairs, scotch in hand and read about what greater men than us have done. Thank you Mr. "Owen" and thanks to all the brave men and women that protect us every day.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Easy Day great book !
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing This is a huge inspiration. I, I just do t know what to say. Reading this book was so amazing in the whole story just put me in awe. The story of how Seals sacrificed their lives is truly breathtaking. I will pray for all that have been involved and all that have-will be affected by these missions.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing Great story, engaging and very realistic.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No easy day Not a bad book. The author's style leaves a bit to be desired but for a guy who has spent the last 11 years killing people and has no experience writing I think he did an okay job. Its my understanding that the author was quite limited in what he could disclose and that def shows. Its too bad we will never get the whole story behind this thing. With that said, if you are wanting to learn more about these events or want a quick and fun read you'll enjoy this.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting. Couldn't put it down. Nice intro to the life as a SEAL. Full of pride but not proud or boastful. This is not a story about killing Osama, but life of a SEAL member who happen to be at the right place at the right time.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Hollywood. Very well written account of the Navy SEALS and the take down of Osama bin Laden without the media spin. These guys actually do things young men dream of doing. Could hardly put the book down.
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Easy Day Fabulous read. It is finally good to see what our soldiers go through for our freedom. We are so lucky to have such willing people to protect our countries. Everybody should support our veterans and their families.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't quit your day job book sucked and the writer needs to go back to writing school.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! Once I started couldn't put this one down.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated out of 5 by from just picked it up .
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated out of 5 by from Bought this on my Kobo Arc. Its a pretty sick book.
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated out of 5 by from I ordered it then found out it is not in stock even though web site says it`s in stock.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated out of 5 by from my next read
Date published: 2012-09-01

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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
Read by Holter Graham

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.78 × 5.3 × 0.76 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761565

ISBN - 13: 9781611761566

From the Publisher

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 moment

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.

About the Author

Mark Owen is a former member of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist mastermind’s hideout, where he witnessed Bin Laden’s death. Mark Owen’s name and the names of the other SEALs mentioned in No Easy Day have been changed for their security.

Kevin Maurer has covered special operations forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special operations units in east Africa, and has embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.