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

By Marcus Luttrell , with Patrick Robinson
Read by Kevin T. Collins

14.28 Hours 05/01/2012 unabridged
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Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005, for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. Luttrell’s squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors. A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates’ heroism and mutual support renders an experience for which two of his squadmates were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2009 Colby Award

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005, for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

Luttrell’s squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates’ heroism and mutual support renders an experience for which two of his squadmates were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] gripping, inspiring, take-no-prisoners combat memoir.” AudioFile

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by Erik Y 9/13/2017
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This story is one about never giving up...EVER. What Marcus and his fellow SEALs underwent, I will never be able to write sufficiently about their heroism. This is a harrowing account of what Marcus endured. While the movie was great, it cannot capture the exact accounts for a two hour viewing. This went on for a week, being shot at, falling off cliffs, constantly being hounded by the Taliban. One of the finest first hand accounts I have listened to.

Author

Author Bio: Marcus Luttrell

Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2005 and was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President Bush. Author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, he is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English