Lone Survivor

Luttrell, Marcus

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lone Survivor
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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ; London : Little, Brown, 2007
ISBN: 9780316067591
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 L974L 2007
Characteristics: 390 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports., 1 map ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Patrick 1939-


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Brace yourself before reading this story of a Navy SEAL hunt for an Al-Qaeda leader that did not end well. For readers who like real-life special forces adventures.

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Dec 11, 2014
  • BrendanRogers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is exceptional. I read it in one sitting. Navy SEAL Sniper mission is almost completely wiped out by Taliban forces. One critically wounded SEAL is protected by a local tribe. (at great risk to the tribe.) Worth reading.

Nov 07, 2014
  • Adrian_29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent book, good demonstration of the interaction of different religions, and how things aren't always as they appear on the surface.

Aug 20, 2014

When President John F. Kennedy created the Navy Sea Air Land commando units, or SEALs, it was to act as an aid to democratic insurgency movements the world over [also the reason he saved the Army Special Forces from extinction]. Unfortunately, with the Carter and Reagan administrations destabilizing the once-secular country of Afghanistan, ending with the situation which exists today, and Hollywood-like books and movies, such heroism is rendered misplaced and nonsensical by the powers-that-be and their ultimate agenda.

Aug 20, 2014
  • nappunkkomah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the navy SEALS and of course to all other veterans who have sacrificed to protect their country, as well as ours. I had a hard time fighting back my tears while I listened to the audiobook for this book. I agree with some of the reviewers that this author is not the greatest writer in the world, but his message is clearly told.

Jul 19, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Man... If it wasn't for SEALs, where would we be? Outstanding book. Very well done and the suspense never lets up. Remember though that the author is a SEAL not a writer. So it isn't the best writing in the world but this is still a gripping, fast paced novel that every-one should read!

Jul 10, 2014
  • omahabahans rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have read a few books like this because 4 yrs ago my cousin was KIA in Afganistan. So far, this is the best book for describing what they go really go through in training to be SEALS & just how hard it is, physically & psychologically; which entails mainly the first half of the book. The second half of the book describes the Ops they were on when Marcus Luttrell's SEAL teamates were KIA. And what they went through and how Marcus Luttrell survived, which is a miracle in itself. You will be stunned by their heroics & never give in mantra ~ they literally fought to their last breaths. A must read for every American!

Jun 16, 2014

I agree with skisurf...sounds like sour grapes to me.

Mar 28, 2014
  • Karenh_55 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Read this book in one sitting! The book Seal of Honor by author Gary Williams (2010) tells the story of the Navy Seals' Operation Redwing from the perspective of Lt. Michael Murphy (who was the only Seal not mentioned for the Medal of Honor)

Mar 23, 2014

The basic story of what happened during Operation Redwing is quite compelling and very gripping. The men involved were truly brave and dedicated. The extreme bravado and the constant patriotic rants, specifically blaming the "liberal" media for just about everything, got rather old. However, on the whole, this was a very well done account of an actual combat situation in Afghanistan. And these young men are to be admired for their dedication and commitment to their cause.

Jan 23, 2014
  • Madreley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book written from first hand knowledge of what happened. During the Seal Training you can almost put yourself into the pain the guys are going thru. Some parts of the book put me in tears. If you are looking for a good book that shows the dedication and commitment from the members of the armed forces get this book.

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Feb 19, 2015
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: People are shot blown up and stabbed. Many moderately graphic decriptions of deaths and gore. SEALs die in brutal ways and same with the Talibans. Lots of violence but nothing overly graphic or disturbing.

Feb 19, 2015
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Many uses of the F word and many other harsh obsenities

Jul 19, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: oh yeah.


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