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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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bare truth of modern day british army

if your thinking of joining the British Army then read or listern to this book. it tells all you need to know of how bad its run and the lack of political will, to know what its like to serve. Its now run by both political and military leaders who are not interested in the damage done to soldiers only want to brush it under the carpet and interested in their own advancement.

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A thoughtful read

This book is an important read, explains the modern military life. Why we need to look after our military personnel, just as they have given their time and in some instances their lives to protect us. Their dedication continues to allow us to live our lives in relative safety. Thank you all and the author for giving us this great read and a better understanding of the sacrifice you all make.

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Fantastic Eye opener

such a fantastic book and a huge eye opener! such a shame how he got treated in the end!

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A great listen

Amazing story & such bravery. The way in which Craig was treated towards the end of his sniper career is appalling and the Army should be made accountable. Good luck Craig in all that you do and from an ex Royal Navy serviceman thank you

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What a bloke.

A very interesting story about a bloke who gave everything for his country and suffered immeasurable consequences. He should hold his head high.