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The Longest Kill Audiobook

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

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Publisher's Summary

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press, he also had to cope with al-Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high.

©2015 Craig Harrison (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Greg Campbell 11/02/2017
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    I enjoyed the book, more so the latter half. Having a military background (Australia) I had worked with KRH many years ago, I certainly could relate. I really enjoyed the technical aspects and field craft, however his treatment towards the end brought me to tears. I wasn't particularly taken with the first half with some of the embellishments. I have great respect for the Brits. He was clearly a dedicated, skilled, brave and thorough professional who really cared about his Diggers. His treatment by the MoD and Media was appalling. I wish him and his family the very best for the future.

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    jarrod 24/10/2016
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    "awesome"

    loved it. showed the ups and downs of how hard these men are. but still fragile. truly inspiring

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    Marc 11/08/2016
    Marc 11/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read for anyone considering military servic"

    Craig very bravely takes us through the exhilaration and the suicidal aftermath of military service.

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    Mick 13/06/2016
    Mick 13/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Very touching story"

    I really enjoyed the story, very sincere and down to earth account, from my experience and understanding of this conflict

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    George 29/05/2016
    George 29/05/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A great account of a snipers role in war"

    An excellent book and well read. I would highly recommend. The mental aspects of war and its toll on the men on the front line are layed out to bare also.

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    7/03/17
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    "amazing read"

    great read, you could really put yourself in his shoes and what a true hero!

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  • Julian
    27/02/17
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    "Interesting glimpse into the troubled mind"

    This is a good look into the mind of a sniper and his demons, its quite gritty and without compliments to how troubled young people end up dealing with their issues after a long serving career in the military

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  • richard
    15/02/17
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    "superb"

    gripping insight into what life on the front line and life afterwards is like. a must read/listen

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  • MR D W WALTON
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    "Truly inspiring!"

    This book is truly inspiring, a real life view of what our armed forces deal with week in week out. The people at home they protect are not worthy! A true hero!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • msrtin
    13/10/16
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    "truly inspirational"

    This is the best book I've heard .what a story of bravery .I have so much to say but don't know how to say it .I've listened to so many books about snipers and war but this one really hit home the sacrifice our boys have made .
    thank you

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  • conor
    29/05/17
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    "Gripping "

    one of the easiest book to keep listening to showed the true side to a snipers life during and after the tours

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  • Amazon Customer
    22/05/17
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    "Fame a gory"

    Takes away the romantic notion of war and carries you into the blood and guts.

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  • Sean
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    11/05/17
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    "Brilliant information story"

    Brilliant informative store into the reality of being a sniper with nothing left out
    Flabbergasted at how badly the army treads its heroes
    Could not but this book down

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  • Connor
    8/05/17
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    "Thank you CoH Harrison"

    Just amazed...... What a story !!!! such a shame the army let people like this down so badly i felt like finding out where that reporter lived and ruining his life... W***** I just hope Craig and his troop and the other injured guys get the the appreciation they deserve for the rest of their lives.

    Best book i have listened to so far on audible.

    Connor.
    Dudley
    Uk

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  • Donna Wilkinson
    21/04/17
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    "A soldiers tale"

    Unbelievable honesty from a true modern hero. The weaving of combat narrative and gritty personal feelings is achieved brilliantly.
    Bravo Craig.

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