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
Craig very bravely takes us through the exhilaration and the suicidal aftermath of military service.
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.
A true soldier. Well written. Kept me interested throughout. Felt like I was there in the thick of it at times.
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!
A great book and moving story made all the more real having known Craig in his early army career.
A warts and all look at life on the frontline and the struggles for service personnel with PTSD.
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 .
"incredible in all respects,very well read.
this is a hard hitting book, and gives some idea of the personal sacrifices made by our service men.
recommended a to z of a military career and the impact on family life, all in a very exciting narrative.
a man who had some many knock backs in life to become a true hero
"The MOD sucks"
They never want much to do with us once we have handed out kit back in do they. Stay strong
"Great read written by a extremely interesting man!"
Really well written and narrated, I enjoyed every minute. It gives you a great insight to what life is like for a sniper in this no holds barred story.
Excellent book, really gripping, didn't want it to end. Well written and the narrating is great too.
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