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Publisher's Summary

From the legendary special operations sniper and best-selling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful audiobook on the art of being a sniper.

Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have been told before. Each mission is an in-depth look at a new element of eliminating the enemy, from intel to luck, recon to weaponry. Told in a thrilling narrative, this is also a heart-pounding true story of some of the Reaper's boldest missions, including the longest shot of his military career on a human target of over half a mile.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving earned his nickname in blood, destroying the enemy with his sniper rifle and in deadly firefights behind a .50 caliber machine gun. He engaged a Taliban suicide bomber during a vicious firefight, used nearly silent subsonic ammo, and was the target of snipers himself. Way of the Reaper attempts to place the listener in the heat of battle, experiencing the same dangers, horrors, and acts of courage Irving faced as an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, while also examining the personal ramifications of taking another life.

Listeners will experience the rush of the hunt and the dangers that all snipers must face while learning what it takes to become an elite man hunter. Like the Reaper himself, this explosive audiobook blazes new territory and takes no prisoners.

The preface of this audiobook is read by the author.

©2016 Nicholas Irving (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Amazing stories

This was truly amazing. Really brought insight as to what it was like out on the battlefield, the things that he saw and what he thought, it's so hard to understand what it's like being in battle unless you have been there, but this gives a real sniper's point of view it's described so well you can feel almost what he was feeling at the time, being there and just listening to it are 2 different things but I think this is the closest thing to knowing the feeling without being there.

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Way of the Reaper

great book ! love to see the other side of the combat. its great to see nicholas being able to explain what has happened in is head at the time and ad the realisation that he were able to do later on. the fact that audible keep the same narrateur is awesome that way you are not weird out by hearing the book read by another voice. over all very great books you should really take a look at the tow book from M.irving.

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Awesome book!!

This was a really good book. Kept me interested the whole time. Thankful Nick was able to overcome everything and enjoy his life

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Incredible!

From start to finish, each and every chapter was awesome, cannot wait for more of nicks books.

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Excellent!!!

As always I respect the dedication of the troops and special forces, who are brave in going forth and risking their lives for Freedom. Nicolas Irvine with his books have given me a small snap shot, a glimpse into combat in a foreign country and the risk and trials of the different missions that he was engaged in. For that I say Respect and well done to all!!!

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Great book

loved it, really powerful makes you feel like you are there with him. it was awesome

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Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook

#Audible1 We really enjoyed this audiobook and it was a great follow up to his first book. We would highly recommend this author.

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Good listen.

I enjoyed listening to this, kept me entertained at work and is an interesting window into a world I never hope to occupy. I’m not from America so found some of the patriotism a little bit over the top but that’s to be expected and it’s understandable how many could feel this way after going through Nicks experiences. #Audible1

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thank you

I just want to say thank you for writing both of your books. I was not expecting Nicolas Irving to go into such depth of what he went through and what he had to do to protect his guys. the way he tells it it makes you feel like your right there with him and his guys. once again thank you for writing your books. but most of all thank you for your service.

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  • JLS
  • 2016-08-16

Listen to this book!

Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!

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  • JPTMD
  • 2017-05-29

And exciting but heartfelt story of brotherhood and combat.

Quite simply this is a great book. It is told without any pretense and The words seem to come straight from Nicholas Irving's heart. It is written like a thriller and yet it takes a hard look at the effects of combat on the human psyche. It never gets "preachy. "It is fast-paced and the reader quickly develops a relationship with The author and the men of his unit. I highly recommend the reaper to all those who are interested in military history. We get the rare chance to go inside an elite unit and hear about the stress as well as the moments of comedy and love that bonded them together. If this country is going to survive it needs people like Nicholas Irving and Rob O'Neill to be the tip of the spear against those trying to harm us. Not only is it the reflections of a highly trained and deadly warrior, but in the end it leaves us with a message of hope. I highly recommend it to all. It makes the perfect fathers day gift for any dad who was in the military or has an interest in military affairs.

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  • Bobo
  • 2017-07-03

Just another amazing story

And accounting of the sniper trials and tribulations of the impact coming home and how he survivedonce he returned from hell

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  • camelspider
  • 2017-07-28

fantastic book

great book, it's entertaining yet insightful. not your typical modern war story. 10 10 of a story

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  • G.V. Rossi
  • 2021-01-15

A series of war tales - not like 1st 5 star book.

Unlike his first book that was like Platoon - with a real story, characters, etc. This comes across more as random missions without much story or characters. From A to B-.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-01-14

Fantastic

This was a great book! Tons of respect for this man for what he did for the brothers he was serving with and for this great country we live in. Along with all the other men and women that have fought and died to make this country what it is. Thank you and thanks for sharing your story.

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  • waylon
  • 2021-01-03

much respect to the Reaper

this was an awesome book both audio books were awesome. I have alot of respect for Nicholas Irving and all the men and women in the armed forces..

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  • jacob
  • 2020-12-20

enjoyed it

im biased because I like nick irving as a person (personality, accomplishments, etc.), but I enjoyed his first book and this one as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-30

Great book

I read the reaper and I love it so much I started to search other books by the author and I was so happy I found this other tittle I was not disappointed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-23

mesmerizing

can't imagine what it would really be like in combat. Irv gives a candid and frank illustration that puts me at close as if want to actually be. thanks for your service and for sharing these experiences.