Battle Ready

  • by Mark L. Donald, Scott Mactavish
  • Narrated by Fred Berman
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The gripping memoir of Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient SEAL Lieutenant Mark L. Donald...
As A SEAL and combat medic, Mark served his country with valorous distinction for almost 25 years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable.
From the rigors of BUD/S training to the horrors of the battlefield, Battle Ready dramatically immerses the listener in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic who advances into combat with life-saving equipment in one hand and life-taking weapons in the other. It is also an uplifting human story that reveals how a young Hispanic American bootstrapped himself out of a life that promised a dead-end future by enlisting in the military. That new life begins with the Marines and includes his heroic achievements on the battlefield and the operating table, and finally, of his inspirational triumph over the demons caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that threatened to destroy him and his family.
Includes an excerpt from the SEAL creed read by the author and a bonus conversation with Mark L. Donald and his editor.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

hard to stand

I don't know if it was the writing style or the narrators perception of the tone of voice but this wasn't a good listen/read.

First of all, It felt abridged and I had to check, because the author left out a few deployment and other parts and went straight in to the 2nd or 3rd deployment, which was frustration. You want to know why he thinks the way he does from previous encounters.

Second was the author bringing up being a medic and a SEAL constantly. I feel like he should of known the two conflicts and dealt with it, instead everything other line ( it felt like was the self conflict of his roles) was about just this and for that reason it wasn't engaging

having said all this I'm Greatful he put it on paper.
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- Sean

from one warrior to another thankyou

Love it got me thinking about live after serving myself it questioned me and my actions
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- Hannah Tomlin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio