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The Reaper Audiobook

The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

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Publisher's Summary

Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown. In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian. Irving's astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other audiobook dives so deeply inside the life of a sniper on point.

©2015 Nicholas Irving (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Jut 10/02/2015
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    "Great book if you like the spec ops world"

    A great listen, superbly narrated and a must for lovers of edge of the seat war narratives, the only downside for me was the fact that it had to end

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Compelling"

    Grabs your attention from the start. Makes you feel immersed in the story as if being there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GMGarbutt 08/06/2017
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    "A more human story than one might expect."

    A good book with less of the "gung hoe" attitude that American writers often portray. Much more of a human story of a talented man doing his job. This book isn't a slick over edited story, it's written by a soldier with a soldiers writing style.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brook w. 08/10/2017
    brook w. 08/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    awesome book loved it. really good story
    must be read really good stories that is such amazing reality

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    Amazon Customer 16/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    I downloaded this book because of a recommendation and after the first chapter I became obsessed with it. I love this book and will be starting Nicholas Irving follow up book to this "the way of the Reaper" very shortly.

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    M. C. Johnston boro 14/06/2017
    M. C. Johnston boro 14/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Spoken by a robot"

    The guy reading this book is wooden and ruins the book - he's like an American Stephen hawking . If you suffer from insomnia then this guy will put you to sleep .
    I recommend getting ' the operator' read no robert O'Neil . He reads his own book and there is no disconnect with the listener. He shot bin laden .

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    "Vivid and Sincere Military Spirit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reaper to be better than the print version?

    Have only listen to the audiobook. But I would have to assume that if the written copy is like the audiobook than its good to go.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reaper?

    The part were Mike falls into that underground cave which was some 75 to 80 feet below the surface and his only injury was a broken Tibia.


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeff brings this story to life through his own spirit and annunciation of the outstanding story which Nick lived while he went through his many tours of duty. He brings the story full circle in a very unique way which brings authenticity and a true military demeanor through its chapters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Afghanistan the land of the Reaper and the U.S. Rangers.


    Any additional comments?

    Want to take the time to extent a sincere THANK YOU to Nicholas Irving for his selfless service to God and Country during his years as a Ranger Sniper. May God continue to bless him and his entire family always. Hooah...!SGT Gonzalez, U.S. Army 910625-000505.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • John
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    "Guts in War, Brains over guts"

    Being a prior sniper this is a fantastic story that includes all of the mental aspects of the job. I enjoyed the decision making process illustrated in the book. Glad he made it out, and glad he contributes like he does as a civilian.

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  • Susan
    15/07/16
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    "Intense and full of action"

    This book is full of action and intense moments that were unbelievable. True act of patriotism, and heroism. Nicholas Irving describes his action as if the action is never stopping. One part that I really liked about this book is suspense it builds up to the action and the combat. I would recommend this to anyone who loves autobiographies. And like to hear war stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashlee M.
    02/08/16
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    "Brought some PTSD back in a good way. Thanks Nick"

    I loved this book loved the memories it brought back. Had a few friends that served with 2nd RANGERS made me regret the only thing in life I should have done. Good job Nick.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • John Petzold
    20/10/17
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    "Chechen sniper NEVER stopped."

    A good read, I do think a bit more operational details, security in mind of course, would have driven the actual action more effectively! But overall a strong B- read...

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  • Brandon Robinson
    18/10/17
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    "amazing story "

    it gives you perspective of what combat is like and the struggles faced by soldiers

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  • David
    08/10/17
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    "Very Interesting Book"

    Seemed to me a well put together book. I believe it would actually make a great movie! I can't wait to get to the next book!

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  • Joshua
    05/10/17
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    "great "

    very very good story in terms of the reading some of the common military terminology was a little bit jumbled but nothing out of the ordinary enough to get it through to the common person I would definitely recommend this story to everybody that I come in contact with

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  • Justin
    01/10/17
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    "The Sniper gets some baby "

    Really great book. Was action packed and exciting and action packed. I def recommend it

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  • Anonymous
    22/09/17
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    "One of the best books I've heard in a lone time"

    Great book really now #1 book to read I recommend this book to everyone awesomeness book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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