A case study of why narrators should stick to traditional narrating and not including their interputation of a character's accent. Especially in real-life war stories like "Roberts Ridge" where adding regional and ethnic accents essentially disrespects our nations heroes, both living and dead. The accent the narrator used for a character of Latino descent made the person sound like a East LA gang member. And the Southern accents made several characters sound like slack-jawed dimwits. These are our national heroes. Just read the damn book!
The Brave soliders of the US military need our support. This story make you really think how much our soldiers sacrifice for our freedom.
This was an amazing story but the writing was a little confusing and left me lost at times. The narrators voice did not seem to fit the story either and he left me wishing it was more youthful/powerful to carry this intense story of bravery and heroism.
This is no doubt a great story about the brave men who fought that day at Roberts ridge, however the structuring sometimes makes it hard to follow and the narrator is way too exaggerated with his impressions of the men's accents to the point where it becomes annoying and insulting to those guys. Other than that great book .
What a touching story. At points I was mad and wished I was there to help. The story highlights some of the problems with leadership in the rear. It also highlights some of the ignorance of the leadership in the rear. More importantly it highlights the love brothers have for each other. The narrator was horrible. His accents were a distraction. He had no clue how to use military language so it bothersome as a vet. Things like JSOC sound like J-sock not j s o c. it adds up after 8 hours.
Poor intel, poor senior leadership result in ever increasing numbers of American soldiers, sailors and airmen outnumbered, out-gunned and alone. They prevail, but at what cost?
The story will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Performance was good. The order of events, with multiple timelines injected to give the total picture, is challenging for a listener to put together. Reads like an after-action report, with limited emotional insights and back stories the writer uses to engratiate the reader.
I would rather read this book then listen to it. The narrator was terrible.
His attempt at changing his voice with different characters was lack luster.
Great story of some brave men who fought and died. Gives you a glimpse into the horror that can go wrong in a mission.