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The Longest Kill

The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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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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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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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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good but not great

as an ex serviceman myself I can relate to much of this story. I can't help but feel that a huge amount is vastly exaggerated. however it is a good story about life in the military

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A True Patriot let down by his country

What an incredible story! Very well written and narrated.

Harrison tells the story of what it's like to serve in the modern British army as it really is, and there are many uncomfortable truths.

A very detailed account of his journey from the day he signed up, through boredom and bullying, to Sniper training and deployment to several war zones. It's a tale of exciting adventures, with brave and loyal squaddies, alongside the self-serving attitude of senior officers and the MoD. And, ultimately, it highlights that little has changed in the way 'other ranks' soldiers are treated since the days of Wellington and Waterloo.

The real sting in the tail comes at the end. The army uses then discards its common soldiers in a manner that can only be described as cynical. Had Sgt. Harrison been an officer, he'd probably have been given several medals and been made an OBE. But then, he wasn't an officer.., as you'll hear in this warts and all autobiography of one man's outstanding service to his country.

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Top book

Loved it great story and well told by the author and narrater, big thumbs up

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Outstanding

This is one of the most exciting books ever !!! Sgt Craig Harrison....Take a bow son 👌

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great

It would of been better if Craig had done the commentary I feel. great listen with typical squaddie humour, very sad to hear the Army have not upped their game in looking after people with PTSD, sounds no better than when I left in early 90's after Bosnia.