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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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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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An honest account

Really enjoyed this. It's not like the American biographies where the US Military is all-powerful and knowing.

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Another hero thrown away

Brilliant book about the strength, courage and fortitude of the English fighting man and their families.

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An amazing listen

Really enjoyed listening to this book.
The account was easy to understand and a fascinating insight in to the world of a real sniper.
Gave a warts and all account.
A must for fans of this genre

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Don’t doubt this story and think should I? Yes you should

Wow, what an amazing story. Took a while to get there but it’s worth the build up and makes for a better tale. I took long ways home just so that I could listen to it as I didn’t want to switch off. Quite a sad ending but definitely adds to the story. Don’t hesitate, buy it

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Excellent book

Great explanation of his time as a sniper and involvement in operations, def one of best books I’ve listened to this year