SEAL Target Geronimo

  • by Chuck Pfarrer
  • Narrated by Erik Bergmann
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. in Pakistan, a satellite uplink was sent from the town of Abbottabad, crackling into the situation room of the White House in Washington, D.C.: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, put paid to Osama bin Laden’s three-decade-long career of terror.
SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Bin Laden’s relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six and author of the best-selling Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL. After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exclusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission - both inside the building and outside. Pfarrer takes readers inside the operation as the SEALs flew over the wall of Bin Laden’s shabby, litter-strewn compound and then penetrated deeper and deeper into the terrorist’s lair, telling us just what it looked, sounded, and smelled like in that sweltering Pakistani suburb. He takes us out to the courtyard to witness the near-disaster of the malfunctioning helicopter and brings us to the exact spot where the al-Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valor, clockwork military precision, and deadly accuracy, carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world: the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six.


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Great Book, Misleading Title

For 9 hours and change, I thought "the inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden" would take up more than 1.5 to 2 hours. The filler was about SEAL infrastructure, SEAL training, the SEAL sniper mission off the coast of Somalia, and, primarily, an in-depth biography of bin Laden and the rise of al Qeada. It was all very good, but I feel misled. I did not buy this book to learn about the roots of Osama and al Qeada. I already knew most of that stuff. I wanted to know ALL about the mission to kill bin Laden. I got that, but not as much as I wanted. However, the last hour is gripping, and makes the book a good buy.
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- Bo


If you are interested in SEAL teams, or the raid in Abbottabad, this is the first book you should read, and maybe the only one you'll need to read.

The first half is about other SEAL operations focusing on the rescue of the Captain taken hostage by Somali pirates.

The second half is all about bin Laden in Abbottabad and this version, in my opinion, rings truest. The narrator is terrific and that helps too.
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- DS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio