The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen (Unabridged)
by Brandon Webb, John David Mann
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Before he could forge a band of elite warriors ... he had to become one himself. Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors - including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle - that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills. From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military. Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world. A portion of proceeds from this book will go towards The Red Circle Charitable Foundation, which helps families of fallen Special Operations Warriors. About the authors: Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, where he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trai...
Great read. Phenomenal soldier and American!
Amazing & Inspiring
Wow!! Ten Stars!! I recommend this book to anyone interested in an exciting account of Navy SEALs in action! I just finished the audiobook and I am so grateful for true American heroes as portrayed in the book! Their dedication to excellence is an example to follow for sure. It is reassurring to know that there are individuals that are truly amazing, inspiring and brave enough to stand watch all around the world and protect the freedoms I enjoy as an American!
I really liked the fact that Brandon gives his personal voice and perspective as he verbally outlines each chapter before the narrator begins. I feel like the audiobook was more engaging because of Brandon's personal touch. I will definitely listen again!
Thank you for sharing these wonderful stories about your amazing millitary service!
The Red Circle
This is an amazing read! Had me wanting to hear more! The narrator mispronounced a few names/words but besides that fantastic!