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The Longest Kill Audiobook

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

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Publisher's Summary

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand Province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press, he also had to cope with al-Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high.

©2015 Craig Harrison (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Andrew 07/03/2017
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    "amazing read"

    great read, you could really put yourself in his shoes and what a true hero!

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    Julian 27/02/2017
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    "Interesting glimpse into the troubled mind"

    This is a good look into the mind of a sniper and his demons, its quite gritty and without compliments to how troubled young people end up dealing with their issues after a long serving career in the military

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    richard 15/02/2017
    richard 15/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "superb"

    gripping insight into what life on the front line and life afterwards is like. a must read/listen

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    MR D W WALTON 07/12/2016
    MR D W WALTON 07/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly inspiring!"

    This book is truly inspiring, a real life view of what our armed forces deal with week in week out. The people at home they protect are not worthy! A true hero!

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    msrtin 13/10/2016
    msrtin 13/10/2016
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    "truly inspirational"

    This is the best book I've heard .what a story of bravery .I have so much to say but don't know how to say it .I've listened to so many books about snipers and war but this one really hit home the sacrifice our boys have made .
    thank you

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    excellent account of a snipers life, very disappointed at the way he was treated by the Ministry of Defence,


    What other book might you compare The Longest Kill to, and why?

    none its original and honest


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    full story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    must see


    Any additional comments?

    for all his efforts at saving his Teams from harm he was treated very badly, I hope he is able to cope better know than when he was ill with PTSD, I am sure he is glad to be out of service and in civvy street, in truth a unappreciated Hero, I hope he reads this review so he is aware that the public do appreciate what he did

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    "Legend"

    Awesome! Enjoyed it from start to finish. This guy is a hero. Definitely recommend this book.

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    cliff 01/09/2017
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    "compelling"

    Compelling insight into a top British snipers world, a must buy audio book. unsung hero.

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    "heart breaking"

    I can into this story believing it to be about a hero taking out the bad guys gun in hand like a kind of Jame bond figure. What I heard was a story of a man who gave his life and soul to an army that completely betray him is the worst possible was. It left me feeling that I hope this man and his family can find some peace and happiness for the future.

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    Amazon Customer 21/07/2017
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    "great read"

    a real good read which also spells out the truth about the army toffs.
    well done Craig and family wherever you are, from Tony and the Autotrail Bedford.

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