The Operator - Robert O'Neill

The Operator

By Robert O'Neill

  • Release Date: 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 370 Ratings

Description

New York Times Bestseller

A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

In these pages, O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he’d trained with and fought beside never made it home.

The Operator describes the nonstop action of O’Neill’s deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military’s most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history.

Reviews

  • Incredible

    5
    By Mays
    Such an amazing story. So serious, with a great mix of humor with harrowing bravery. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.
  • The Operator

    4
    By Redrover60
    I don't read a lot of books. I finished this one in a short period of time. I am interested in American History and this book fit the bill especially a part of history I personally lived through from the morning of 9/11. I relived the moments and the feelings again.
  • excellent

    5
    By mrsjake4
    Read this in 2 days. Could not put it down!
  • Great read

    5
    By Jettsmommy0212
    I loved Rob's book. Y'all should read it. What a true soldier. Tough as nails.
  • The operator

    5
    By seggerd
    Thanks for your service!
  • Wow

    5
    By super daved
    True hero! Never forget
  • Another SEAL book, again, again....

    1
    By StephenJ.LeBar
    Ever been such a "silent warrior", that 6 of the 10 books on a shelf in an airport are books written by SEALs? Look no further, another book talking about how much of a silent elite group of warriors the SEAL community is. Jesus Christ, do you guys get a publisher after you check in at the Teams, or right after Hell Week....?
  • Great Read

    5
    By DGNY6
    I love books that make me feel as if I am ‘there’ and this book did just that. I wish there would have been more storytelling on the Bin Laden raid but I get why he likely wasn’t able to do that so it did not affect my rating.
  • Amazing book

    5
    By Extensionqueenlv
    This was my first Seal book I've read. Now I'm on book five. All have been excellent in their own ways. I'm amazed at what these true warriors & patriots do to protect and serve the U.S.A. I couldn't put this book down until I was done reading it. It took me maybe a week, if that.
  • Great read

    5
    By Flarida
    Really enjoyed getting a look into the life of this man and the history he made. Highly recommended.