Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson

Lone Survivor

By Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson

  • Release Date - Published: 2007-06-12
  • Book Genre: History
  • Author: Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson
Our rating: 5/5 stars

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Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson read online review & book description:

Follow along a Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan in this true story of survival and difficult choices.

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.

This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers.

A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow by blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks.

In this rich, moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare -- and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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  • Lone Survivor

    By embur75
    Best military history I have ever read,bar none. Marcus, I’m going to miss you!
  • Seriously a good read.

    By Adam Pardo
    I can not express the fact that I am sitting here and wishing I had made a more serious effort to pursue special forces when I had the chance. Unlike Marcus, I chickened out. Reading this book though, I have come to appreciate these great warriors and to never doubt what our men and women in service sacrifice for us daily. Love this book!
  • Unbelievable

    By SteeVD1223
    This book set me on a path of reading and learning all about the United States Military and military history. Marcus Luttrell is an inspiring person with a story that is both wonderful and heart breaking. This is the only book I’ve ever read that made me physically tear up at times.
  • Captivating

    By SD2CT
    A great read about his life.

    By NCtrooperCAKIRBY
    Every American owes these men the respect and gratitude their selfless acts of patriotism duty and dedication demand. Honor their legacies lives and sacrifices by reading this story. Freedom isn’t free by no means God Bless these men and their family’s! I only wish there were more we could do to thank them and pay tribute to their selfless acts.
  • Lone Survivor

    By high slots
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me feel that the military is saving someone’s life every day in some part of the world. Thank you Marcus Luttrell for writing this account of your time in the Navy! It opened my eyes to the incredibly difficult, scary, lonesome days you endured. Thank You.
  • Must read

    By Gus2259
    A warriors story that details what the finest we have may he called upon to do. It’s easy to read of our successes in the war on terror. Seldom, however, do we know of its price. Marcus’s story will tell you that price. The sacrifice these people make on our behalf is incredible. The least we can do in return is to learn what they’ve given. For far too many, it’s everything and it’s not pretty how they go. Read this, then thank God for these men and make sure we always remember their sacrifice. It’s our duty and responsibility to remember. This book will help you do exactly that.
  • Proud to be an American

    By mbart82
    If this book doesn’t make you proud to be an American nothing will. Thank you for your service Marcus!
  • Fiction, sold as fact, without the quality of a Lee Child novel

    By Behiel
    I enjoyed the story but many parts did not ring true. A bit of digging has me convinced that the narrative is false in most ways that matter. The account of Gulab, the man who saved Luttrell, is far more credible (Newsweek published an article in June of 2016 summarizing interviews with witnesses, including Gulab). For readers of fiction, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels are far better. History buffs should definitely look elsewhere for facts.
  • Amazing book

    By Extensionqueenlv
    This is the third book I've read about The Seals, all have been beyond enjoyable to read. I'm amazed at what these true patriots go through to serve and protect our country. I was more than overjoyed that Marcus wrote several times, in length, about the ROE and how hindering they are to those out in the battlefield. I think 'war rules' should be left up to the military and those out there doing the fighting. Not the politicians sitting in their cushy offices in DC. I read this book in less than one week, it's THAT good!

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