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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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    jarrod 24/10/2016
    jarrod 24/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    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
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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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  • MR D W WALTON
    7/12/16
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colin M
    13/01/17
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    "Outstanding book"
    If you could sum up The Longest Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, shocking, hilarious


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was the honest account from a dedicated soldier who puts everything on the line for his country. He tells it as it is, the horrors and truly shocking situations the Armed Forces find themselves and without satisfactory support from the MoD.


    What does Joe Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narration was excellent setting the mood for some very black dangerous situations and also for some utterly hilarious take on some of these.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book is a rollercoaster of emotions and utterly compelling. Passion, pain, horror and hilarity.The relentless pressure pushing Craig to breaking point, being blown up and receiving second-rate medical treatment. The post-traumatic stress, lack of support and ultimately a lack of recognition for a dedicated and highly effective career in the military protecting this country.

    I was and am utterly appalled at the treatment that Craig received from some sections of our society on his return. He should be hailed a hero.


    Any additional comments?

    I have long been a fan of Andy McNab and Chris Ryan but this book knocks all there is into a cocked hat. No contest.I hope that Craig Harrison has found the writing of this cathartic and his health is significantly better. Best wishes to you Craig and Tanya.

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  • Sam
    11/01/17
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    "Probably the best audiobook I've listened to"

    It's a fascinating insight into a world that I, and I guess most people know nothing or very little about

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  • Nick Ford
    4/01/17
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    "an insight into another world - thank you Craig"

    A chance to gain a small insight into the British Army and sniping from someone who has been through the mill


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  • Andrew
    17/12/16
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    "Gritty"

    A very gritty thought provoking book,Craig you are a true hero and I hope you find inner peace one day buddy,
    Please listen to this book you won't want to turn it off

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  • Robert
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/12/16
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    "Great story."

    A true soldier. Well written. Kept me interested throughout. Felt like I was there in the thick of it at times.

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  • Woodster
    Southampton
    14/11/16
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    "Total Respect"

    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.

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  • 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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  • geoff luck
    26/09/16
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    "incredible in all respects,very well read.
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    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.

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  • nigel
    2/09/16
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    "a hero"

    a man who had some many knock backs in life to become a true hero

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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