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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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amazing read

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

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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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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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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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The MOD sucks

They never want much to do with us once we have handed out kit back in do they. Stay strong

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a must

a incredible story of a man who gave 20 years to the Army doing a job that is unimaginable only to be treated with contempt when he needed them to give him and his family the support but more importantly the respect he deserved.

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An amazing and insightful story of being on the front line and defending our freedom.

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A brave man indeed

This is a story of a guy who is really good at his job but his abandoned by his regiment.

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A great performance of an engrossing story. It really sucked me in and I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this genre.

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Excellent book

This is an excellent book a great insight into what our servicemen are put through and the lack of support they receive.