Krakauer has done it again! His factual research and history of Afghanistan are outstanding. The book is a must read for President Obama; as a result, no more soldiers would then be sent to fight in a hopeless war for a corrupt Karzi government. You will not want to stop listening.
This is a fantastic book. Krakauer never disappoints, and Tillman's story is fascinating. The story is tight and crisp, and it feels almost like you're right there, watching the action unfold. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in war, football, athletics, politics and/or action stories.
I can see how those that lean right might find it a little grating, but I think Krakauer was attempting to tell the story from the Tillman family perspective. The book illustrates beautifully how they were used, manipulated and lied to! There is no denying Tillman’s courage in giving up the good life to serve his country was exploited by the Bush administration, but the cover-up and the damage control in the face of a close election was deplorable.
Pat Tillman's is a fascinating story, too bad the author couldn't get past his own liberal politics and just tell it. I continuously found myself wanting to scream "Enough! What does this have to do with Pat Tillman?!", as the anti-Bush, anti-American rants were scattered about.
Overall, a difficult listen but very informative. Its a damn shame that Tillman went down like he did, and it's an absolute disgrace the way his death was treated by the Army and the government.
Very readable account of an alpha male who thought he could make a difference for our country. Pat Tillman got in so deep before he realized that our military leaders might have ideals that differed from his own. He paid the ultimate price before he had the wisdom to truly understand the nature of our military leaders.
Good review of History
A bit schmaltzy about Tillman but a story that needed to be told.
A major cluster '....... ' about the Battlefield and the subsequent bungling cover up.
Sympathy to the Tillman family
Yes. It's an interesting book although it's not one of Krakauer's best.
Oh, I don't know.
Narrator was okay.