Summary

From Afghanistan's Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs. Sniper presents real-life tales from the military's frontline snipers---their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on terror has changed the role of military snipers.
©2010 Gina Cavallaro with Matt Larsen (P)2011 Tantor
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"The best-of-the-best snipers in action today discuss gunfights, long distance shots, stalking, and more. This is real, it is stirring, and yes, even horrifying." ( Shelf Life)
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4 out of 5 stars
By S(ean) on 29-05-12

Everything you wanted to know about being a sniper

Let me begin by saying this is a very interesting book all about sniper missions in the Middle East conflict zones. The book itself wins the 4 stars.

There are two narrators who if they read the book in their normal accents would've made it 5 stars. But the female narrator's regional american accents were poor but I burst into fits of laughter in the car listening to her Irish accent! It was the funniest thing I'd heard in ages.

Overall a good book though.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 23-12-12

Hopeful, interesting, inspiring

I began this book a few weeks ago. Although it was a book that immediately took my interest I feared for what it may contain.

This is a book that stands being listen to time and again. It is so full of information.

The calm way in which these men and woman go about their job. Their 6th sense and brotherhood is simply a wonder. These people are well above the average.

I like to listen to books that are taken from reality about real men and woman going about their daily lives. Their hopes, fears, dreams, pains and thoughts.

This book has it all. If you want entertainment well this might not be for you. But I would recommend it.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Igor on 26-06-12

Possibly the worst narrarators on the site!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrarator should be fired. The book may have been more acceptable if narrorated by someone with reading skills, a good voice, and tallent.
Jo Anna Perrin makes a mockery of the characters by trying to force a manly sounding voice. Sounds like a mother playing monster with her children. It's bad and unprofessional. Ruined the book.

What could Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

nothing

Would you be willing to try another one of Jo Anna Perrin and Johnny Heller ’s performances?

Never

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at the poor quality of the narrarator.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lynnore on 22-06-11

Not Your Usual Sniper Book

If you are looking for a heart pounding, macho book about war and snipers you will not find this book satisfying, and I would suggest among the many others out there, Seal Team Six. This is a smaller take on the subject, and having a woman reporter, a bit more emotional. This embedded reporter discusses the topic in a series of interviews with Snipers in situ in Iraq and Afghanistan and many of the stories seem like a stream of consciousness. I enjoyed the book. As to the narration, I didn't have the same problem as the previous reviewer. It was fine for me, but in terms of audiobooks and narrators, one man's ceiling is another man's floor. The appreciation or lack of it, is in the ear of the listener, so totally subjective.

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