From the legendary special operations sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper.
Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of the Reaper's boldest missions, including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent subsonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the listener in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors, and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.
Listeners will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face while learning what it takes to become an elite man hunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive audiobook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.
The preface of this audiobook is read by the author.
©2016 Nicholas Irving (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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"Listen to this book!"
Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!
"Did not Disappoint , better then The Reaper"
I enjoy listening to this book start to finish. The stories had perfect amount of detail, without over doing it or come off glorifying War.
Rangers Lead The Way.
"Awesome book! Very humble guy."
his last book was great but this book really put you right in the mix of the emotions and shows what a good person he is. God bless Nicholas and our military.
"Great story from the front lines"
The speakers voice doesn't match Nicholas Irving however their is more than enough in terms of story mixed with some tech detail from a snipers eye view to keep you interested. I enjoyed it and it seemed to go by very quickly.
"Keep em' coming Irv!"
This IMHO was better than the first book, more emotional, and adds more of the "human element" into the missions. In the first book, you get the AAR, but Nick doesn't tie into the emotional struggle to much. This was a damn good read.
"Excellent Story, very good narration."
It was a very good book. I've listened to over 250 audio books, so I have heard my share. I think the narrator was good but not the best. The story itself was excellent. I would put it in my top 20. But I just finished Red Platoon and when u compare the narration it's so much better. The way the story was put together also. But bottom line is that this was about someone's life and those guys are all heroes and some bad ass MF. We owe them so much.
The combination of the readers voice and the quality of the work itself make for an enjoyable read. It was well written and tells a deeper story than just battlefield action, the effects on the brotherhood and family and how the two elements are so different but yet so alike and so easily blend together. Good book.
"good but not great"
I didn't read his first book but I thought this book would be more about leadership skills but it was a little underwhelming
"A good Follow-up to "The Reaper""
Nicholas Irving puts out great war stories and is a sympathetic protagonist. This book was not as good as the Reaper, but for those impressed by that book and who are looking for more Nick Irving stories, this does the trick. I wish I knew this guy in real life, because he seems like a really cool dude and its great fun listening to his war stories.
Just only wished it was Nicks voice. The voice talent didn't work for me and then this review needs at least 20 words to finish and submit. so there.
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