From the legendary special operations sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper.
Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of the Reaper's boldest missions, including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent subsonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the listener in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors, and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.
Listeners will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face while learning what it takes to become an elite man hunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive audiobook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
The preface of this audiobook is read by the author.
©2016 Nicholas Irving (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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"Listen to this book!"
Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!
"Amazing just like the first"
The way the stories are told make you feel like your there with The Reaper. The book truly shows what it's like for our guys down range, the brotherhood they have, and the very real challengers they face when leaving the service.
"Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes"
I usually like these kind of books, but I couldn't' get past the narrator's halting, poor reading of the book. I wanted to like this, but I just couldn't. Wish I could get my Credit back.
I don't think so.
It may have been the worst performance I've heard in the years I've been an Audible member.
I honestly didn't get that far.
"Thank You! Nick."
A meaningful, sensitive, heart felt story of an elite sniper's journey from his inception into the military to his return to civilization. His ability to convey the good and the bad of his actions, those of his brothers, the Afghan fighters and the war, in generaI, is worth all five stars. Again, thank you, Nick. I feel as though I know you well enough now to warrant calling you by your first name.
This entire book was captivating. Not overly complicated but every now and then informative in a technical way. Throughout the entire book was entertaining but the last 15 to 10 mins or the ending of the final chapter was simply profound. Never be afraid to be afraid.
YES, any war vet should read this!
I LOVED HOW HE IS DOWN TO EARTH IN STATING HOW HE FELT COMING HOME AND DEALING WITH EVERYTHING HE WENT THROUGH, AS A VET, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, IT HELPS WHEN IT'S NOT JUST ME AND OTHER VETS I KNOW!
ONE OF THE GREAT REASONS WHY TROOPS MAKE IT HOME, THE US ARMY SNIPER!
"you have absolutely hit a homerun "
can't wait for a next book. you really did a great job and I will recommend this to everyone especially my WARFIGHTER Brothers
"RELATABLE AND EASY TO VISUALIZE AND FEEL"
was about to sleep but stayed up from 3am to 7am because I was just so interested in the audiobook. closing my eyes and hearing the author describe his experience was very RELATABLE which made it super easy to get into the book
"An authentic man's search for authentic resolution"
In total, the story of one soldier whose experiences in and after combat speaks for so many others struggling to resolve the realities of war.
"Did not Disappoint , better then The Reaper"
I enjoy listening to this book start to finish. The stories had perfect amount of detail, without over doing it or come off glorifying War.
Rangers Lead The Way.
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