SEAL Team Six

  • by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
  • Narrated by Ray Porter
  • 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency.
In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.
After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges.
Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.
Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.


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unique among these books

This book intrigued me because it really puts you into the psychology of the sniper. Its easy to have preconceptions about jobs like that of a sniper or SEALS in general (or team 6 in particular, if you've read certain other books about it) and I found this book to be pretty enlightening as to the human side and the psychology of them. Listening to him talk about realizing the humanity of the enemy, for example, and making real choices about how to best control intensely hostile situations really gives an appreciation for the life of an operator in combat. Great book about overcoming adversity. I highly recommend this.
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- Allan

Narrator Ray Porter exceptional Reader

Would you listen to SEAL Team Six again? Why?

Yes and I have. I have listened to it probably 3 times already. Why? I thoroughly enjoy the narrator and his nuances throughout the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The training element that Mr. Wasdin went through. Also the end of the book when he talks about how selfish he had been through his life and alienated not only his wife, but his children and others who loved him.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

He made it sound just like it was Mr. Wasdin himself telling the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. There are parts that you laugh at his humor, but cry when he is injured and has to be transported for medical care and then eventually back to the states. One could feel how much he enjoyed being a part of

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book for listening or reading. The listening experience is so much more poignant though.

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- Sandee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.