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The Longest Kill

The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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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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Worth a Read

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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blown away

the gruelling training, the hardened mind and solid work ethic all toped with how fucked the whole system is for vet soldiers who need help and are treated so poorly is really sad. such an ispiring and sad book all in one

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well done craig

great listen. cant beleive the british army do that to their own people. well done lads

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It gets a pass

The start is a bit annoying with all the embellishments and him talking about all the guys he easily beats up but quickly starts to pan out as an actual story as it quite good by the end of it

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Fantastic!

Awesome book! Definitely didn’t hold back on the often unspoken of details from deployments. Certainly an excellent and very raw recollection of combat and experiences within and outside the military. A true credit to the author

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interesting story.

this is a fantastically written story that sucks you in. i really enjoyed it. glad i bought it.

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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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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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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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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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  • Andrew
  • 07-03-2017

amazing read

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

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  • richard
  • 15-02-2017

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
  • 07-12-2016

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!

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  • msrtin
  • 13-10-2016

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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  • Jen Berry
  • 02-09-2016

The MOD sucks

They never want much to do with us once we have handed out kit back in do they. Stay strong

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  • jonathan stow
  • 20-03-2019

Top book

Loved it great story and well told by the author and narrater, big thumbs up

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-2019

Outstanding

This is one of the most exciting books ever !!! Sgt Craig Harrison....Take a bow son 👌

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  • Canoerichie
  • 11-03-2019

great

It would of been better if Craig had done the commentary I feel. great listen with typical squaddie humour, very sad to hear the Army have not upped their game in looking after people with PTSD, sounds no better than when I left in early 90's after Bosnia.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-2019

Best book I've EVER come across.

The story and voice was so amazing, the best I've ever come across.

this book deserves more than 5 stars that's for sure.

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  • Katie P.
  • 02-02-2019

A fantastic book

If you liked American Sniper, you're sure to appreciate this book too.
Much more darker and realistic tone. Book sucks you in and gets hold.