Sniper Elite: One Way Trip: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best-selling American Sniper, this "inspired by true events" thriller follows one of America’s most lethal snipers as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot.
The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.
In direct defiance of the President’s orders, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon launches an audacious mission with the support of elite soldiers and an enigmatic government figure, to infiltrate the tribal faction holding the captured pilot. A pulse-pounding battle ensues, pitching the entire force of the Taliban against the fearless and heroic American sniper. Packed with blistering action and real-life combat scenes, Sniper Elite: One Way Trip will pin you to the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 5 minutes|
|Author||Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||04 June 2013|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 27,732 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
144 in War & Military Action Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
192 in Military Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
391 in Action Thriller & Suspense Fiction
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You'll find yourself cheering for the good guys and wishing the bad guys were dead.
Yes, some of the action is over the top, but that's what makes it such a good read. Good soldiers doing everything they can to ensure that everyone makes it home. Of course you have those who think only of themselves (President), but what's one more obstacle in the way.
In the end though it all comes down to guts, determination and a whole lot of fire power.
Totally recommend it. Buy it, you'll enjoy it.
The story is plausible while still being a little over the top, and while I thought it a little slow to start, once it got going, it was not bad.
The first female SOAR pilot is captured by the Taliban, and the soldiers of DEVGRU and SOAR aren't taking it lying down. They hatch a plot to get her back, which fails, until a lone sniper SEAL finds a way to infiltrate the village where she is being held, and rescue her. After killing over 20 or so enemy, he succeeds and calls for extraction.
Despite the 3 main operators being wounded severely several times over, including a broken fibula and a broken pelvis/hip, they still manage to move at a normal pace, and fight off hundreds of Taliban before they are rescued and taken to hospital.
Top reviews from other countries
It may have been a really good plot about black ops in Iran and Afghanistan but I will not now be finding out how it ends!
I know other American authors can write without resorting to this approach and hugely enjoy their books. Clearly I won't buy any more from this author.
Its a worn cliche, but if you like Reacher genre, this is for you.
If you want details read book description, I dont want to spoil storyline.