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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.

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Lone Survivor
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4.4 / 5
Great read
November 11th, 2014
This is a good book to read, very informative.
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Lone survivor
September 28th, 2014
It was hard to put this book down. A true life thriller. Hard to believe what the body can endure if the mind set is right. The BE BEST I ave read!
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Unreal
June 13th, 2014
Amazing story...made me feel like I was right there with them.
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Great book
May 30th, 2014
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Thank God there are men that serve our military and nation that can show the courage and fortitude that he showed after losing the of his brothers in arms.
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Recommend
March 30th, 2014
Movie was ok. Book was much better
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"Lone Survivor"
March 8th, 2014
The selfless sacrifices made and the heroic honor exemplified by these men are provided for each and every one of us, as Americans. It should most surely and sadly shame those who politically play out their own weak and selfish failings on the currently corrupt and morally bankrupt battlefields of government in Washington, D.C..
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Awesome book
February 11th, 2014
Truly amazing!!! Couldn't put the book down. My thoughts and prayers go out to these brave men and their families. Marcus and the rest of the seals are true heros!!!
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Lone survivor
February 10th, 2014
Great heros ...our navy seals
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February 8th, 2014
I believe that this book should be required reading in all US American history classes. I have read many books similar to this one, but none of them compare to Marcus Luttrell's story of loss, endurance, loyalty, and courage. Lone Survivor is a page-turner, a tear-jerker and an invigorating rioter all coalesced into a profoundly thought-provoking and galvanizing true life story.
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February 5th, 2014
LOVED this book! Only complaint was that I did not get enough sleep! I could not put it down at night. I would often find myself still reading into the wee hours of the morning, choosing to give up sleep just to ready "a few more pages". A must for any Kobo owner.
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February 5th, 2014
This was an amazing story, you could feel how the Navy Seals felt stranded and yet bonded together even though they were out numbered. The news does not do justice to these brave men.
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February 4th, 2014
Such an incredibly emotional rollercoaster of a book... gives you such insight into what it takes to become a Navy Seal and the actuality of being a member of a Seal team and what you would do for your team. Marcus is such an inspiration and I just want to applaud him for his bravery and to his fallen teammates may God Bless them! An awe-inspiring book...
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January 28th, 2014
This is an amazing book about amazing men facing impossible odds. This true story is an adrenaline page turner. If as some reviewers say- you find it to be overtly patriotic propaganda or untrue BS, then you are simply looking for something that isn't there. Of course the men have to believe in what they do or they couldn't do it. If that gets in the way of your version of the world, read Alice in Wonderland instead. This is a must read.
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Lone Survivor
January 28th, 2014
Awesome book. Incredibly story about this mission that went bad. Very detailed account of the training that SEALs go through that earns them the right to call them selves Elite!
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January 25th, 2014
I thought this would be better. I'm not sure how much is actually Luttrel's words. It comes across as overly patriotic and border line propaganda. Obviously he went through a lot while waiting to be rescued, but the style of writing is a bit weak.
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January 23rd, 2014
Too much Yankee bull shit surrounding a stupidly arranged and impossible mission. Seals should stay in water .
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January 23rd, 2014
Too much Yankee bull shit surrounding a stupidly arranged and impossible mission. Seals should stay in water .
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January 23rd, 2014
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BOOK FILLED WITH BRAVERY, HEROISM, COMRADERY, SEFLESS ACTS, SADNESS, EXCITEMENT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A NAVY SEAL THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. if YOU HAVE NOW SEEN THE MOVIE......READ THE BOOK THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT THEY CANNOT PUT INTO A 2 HOUR MOVIE. SUCH THINGS AS HOW IT AFFECTS THE PEOPLE AT HOME AND HOW A COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO SUPPORT A FAMILY THAT DOESNÈT EVEN KNOW IF THERE SON IS ALIVE! YOU WILL KNOW DOUBT LOVE THIS BOOK AS HAVE THE MANY OTHERS I HAVE RECOMMENDED IT TO HAVE.
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Great book!
January 21st, 2014
I loved reading this book. The stories were so well told and put together. The best SEAL book I've read so far (No Easy Day is close though!)
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Lone Survivor
January 19th, 2014
Absolutely inspirational. Thank you - For what you have done for this world. I cannot relate to all that you have been through but the entire world is better for having the SEALs protecting them. Thank you sir.
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