Code Name: Johnny Walker by Johnny Walker audiobook

Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs

By Johnny Walker , with Jim DeFelice
Read by Peter Ganim

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062267559

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482991895

  • ISBN: 9781482991888

Runtime: 10.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs’ most trusted translator—a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community—tells his inspiring story for the first time.

As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a "terp"—an interpreter—with a job so dangerous they couldn't even use his real name.

They named him Johnny Walker. They soon called him brother. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker's life is so remarkable that his tale reads like fiction. But every word of it is true.

For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the brutal insurgency that followed. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of the tragic price paid by ordinary Iraqis, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An amazing story that I feel needs to be told … I cannot express how many lives have been touched by Johnny, and how many of us owe him our lives.” Chris Kyle, New York Times bestselling author of American Gun
“Page-turning…A gripping memoir…Code Name: Johnny Walker is an unforgettable story—an essential account of the Iraq War.” Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author
“An excellent memoir, a story about the post-9/11 war in Iraq as told by someone who is simultaneously an insider and an outsider (he’s not a military man)…Earnest, disillusioned, passionate, patriotic.” Booklist
“Fiery, insightful memoir from the former Iraqi translator who fought alongside US Special Forces during the recent war in Iraq…A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Johnny Walker

Author Bio: Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is an Iraqi-born translator who now trains US Navy SEALs. He lives in California with his family.

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Author Bio: Jim DeFelice

Author Bio: Jim DeFelice

Jim DeFelice is the co-author of the five-million-copy #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper and the New York Times bestsellers American Wife and Code Name: Johnny Walker. He is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, and writes a number of acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English