- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 59 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 12, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BB0GD4U
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Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic Audible – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
Mark's book adds a new and refreshing perspective on the modern day hero of the U.S. Navy SEALs and Special Operations community. His, like many Special Ops veterans of today, is an amazing story; from young Marine, to Navy SEAL, and beyond. His is a new path that deals with the elephant in the room nobody wants to talk about, PTSD, and how it can be dealt with in a positive manner.
If you want a feel good Navy SEAL book that is full of bravado and meaningless war stories then move on, this isn't your book. If you want a gripping, heart wrenching book about, human sacrifice, the brotherhood, and the pound of flesh that modern combat takes from all who have been down range, then strap in and hold on for the ride.
Brandon Webb, Editor of SOFREP.com, & author of NY Times Best Sellers, The Red Circle, and Benghazi: The Definitive Report
The book traces Donald's military career first as a Recon Marine, then Navy SEAL, and later as a combat medic. In mid-career he is selected to attend the Navy's grueling year-long physician assistant program. Upon graduation he receives a commission as a Navy medical officer. He soon finds himself on the battlefields of Iraq and northern Afghanistan as a SEAL "shooter" and as a medic, a conundrum he must resolve. The battle scenes are vivid and detailed.
The main theme of Donald's memoir is how he finally takes charge of the demons from his PTSD. Even as he comforts others, Donald shows signs of strain that overwhelm him upon his return from multiple tours of combat and threaten to destroy him and his family.
Mark Donald has written a book of personal courage and sacrifice that will tug at your heart. "Battle Ready" is very well written--it reads like a novel.
Thank you Mark Donald; you have written a book stemming from the heart that everyone should read, particularly veterans.
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As an army combat medic, I often wondered if the other services medics were trained as I was. I also have suffered some of the same feelings, after my retirement from working 30... Read morePublished 8 days ago by leaky2901
Very detailed account of US Marine, turned Navy SEAL, turned Navy Corpsman, turned PA, turned intel officer, etc, etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must read for everyone who depends on our military and first responders for their safety.
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As a firefighter/paramedic and a tactical medic on a swat team, I was able to take a lot away after reading this book! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jess Fulkerson
Great book great awareness for ptsd veterans on what goes on in their mind.Published 3 months ago by Lacra