Nicholas Irving The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

Last updated: June 27, 2019

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In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Nicholas Irving The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

NICHOLAS IRVING spent six years in the Army’s Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, serving from demolitions assaulter to Master Sniper. He was the first African American to serve as a sniper in his battalion and is now the owner of HardShoot, where he trains personnel in the art of long-range shooting, from Olympians to members of the Spec Ops community. He also appears as a mentor on the Fox reality show American Grit. He lives in San Antonio, Texas. His next book, Way of the Reaper, will be published in August 2016. GARY BROZEK has co-authored nearly 20 books, including five New York Times bestsellers.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Gung-ho account of a sniper's time in Afghanistan, focused on "the thrill, the rush, the smell of gunpowder in combat."
But the real craft is in the book’s the artful depictions of battle. Readers are brought into the heat of the fight with white-knuckle anxiety, as troops edge their way toward IED-laden targets, chaotic firefights, and suicide bombers. It’s tough stuff, but Irving is a humble and humane narrator. What could have come across as a shallow exercise in chest-thumping is much more.

What reviewers didn't like

A generic addition to the crowded shelf of post-9/11 special-ops memoirs.
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