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!
This was a great follow up to the first book. Gives a more detailed look at the author and his experiences. The first book felt like watching a sequel and not having seen the original film.
Good as the first book...hopefully they can bring the tv show/movie to life. Might need to audition firnthe role...
"more of the same but that's a good thing. more foc"
more of the same but that's a good thing. more focus, words work on the phone with the storage
I couldn't listen for more than 10 mins. the narrator's performance was poor, sounding as if he was bored and as if he had only just learned English. Would have been passable if not for the constantly out of place pauses, pauses where no comma should be, which gives the Narration a staccato-like quality from a near-monotonistic voice. I wish I could get my money back and just by the digital or paperback version.
"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!
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