Sniper

  • by Gina Cavallaro, Matt Larsen
  • Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin, Johnny Heller
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Afghanistan's Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs. Sniper presents real-life tales from the military's frontline snipers---their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on terror has changed the role of military snipers.

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What the Critics Say

"The best-of-the-best snipers in action today discuss gunfights, long distance shots, stalking, and more. This is real, it is stirring, and yes, even horrifying." (Shelf Life)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Possibly the worst narrarators on the site!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrarator should be fired. The book may have been more acceptable if narrorated by someone with reading skills, a good voice, and tallent.
Jo Anna Perrin makes a mockery of the characters by trying to force a manly sounding voice. Sounds like a mother playing monster with her children. It's bad and unprofessional. Ruined the book.


What could Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

nothing


Would you be willing to try another one of Jo Anna Perrin and Johnny Heller ’s performances?

Never


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at the poor quality of the narrarator.


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- Igor

Not Your Usual Sniper Book

If you are looking for a heart pounding, macho book about war and snipers you will not find this book satisfying, and I would suggest among the many others out there, Seal Team Six. This is a smaller take on the subject, and having a woman reporter, a bit more emotional. This embedded reporter discusses the topic in a series of interviews with Snipers in situ in Iraq and Afghanistan and many of the stories seem like a stream of consciousness. I enjoyed the book. As to the narration, I didn't have the same problem as the previous reviewer. It was fine for me, but in terms of audiobooks and narrators, one man's ceiling is another man's floor. The appreciation or lack of it, is in the ear of the listener, so totally subjective.
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- Lynnore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio