Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

By Jack Coughlin and Capt. Casey Kuhlman, USMCR , with Donald A. Davis
Read by Dick Hill

8.87 Hours 08/01/2005 unabridged
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With more than sixty confirmed kills, Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps’ top-ranked sniper, the man who personally brings America’s military muscle to the enemy’s front door. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper’s life on and off the modern battlefield. At the age of nineteen, Coughlin joined the Marines and spent the next twenty years behind the scope of a long-range precision rifle as a sniper. In that time, he accumulated one of the most successful sniper records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world’s hot spots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period. Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking listeners deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the US military today.

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A New York Times Bestseller

With more than sixty confirmed kills, Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps’ top-ranked sniper, the man who personally brings America’s military muscle to the enemy’s front door. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper’s life on and off the modern battlefield.

At the age of nineteen, Coughlin joined the Marines and spent the next twenty years behind the scope of a long-range precision rifle as a sniper. In that time, he accumulated one of the most successful sniper records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world’s hot spots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.

Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking listeners deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the US military today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Jack Coughlin] is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best.” Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor
“Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.” Washington Post
“This story doesn’t need help to hold the listener’s attention, but [Dick] Hill keeps it lean, quick, and enjoyable.”  AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jack Coughlin

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC (ret.) is the author of the Kyle Swanson novels. His autobiography, Shooter, describes his experiences as the top-ranked Marine sniper in the Iraq War. Coughlin grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and joined the Marine Corps when he was nineteen. He served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hot spots around the world.

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Author Bio: Capt. Casey Kuhlman USMCR

Capt. Casey S. Kuhlman, USMCR studied at Vanderbilt University Law School. He left the Marines after the Iraq War and is now a lawyer and social entrepreneur working in Somaliland. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English