Ex-military, living vicariously through skull cracking knuckleheads I read about. HUA!
Yes. I like how honest the book is. The lingo is true, the brotherhood is true, it's just a good honest book that does not read as fabricated or inflated at all.
Fucking up the Boogeyman.
Yes and Ray is great once again.
It's all about the Gerber. That thing has saved my butt too.
I've listened to over 100 military books and this is still my favorite. In fact it's the only book I've listened to multiple times. SSG Bell did a great job on this and hooah!
The best audio book I'd ever listened to was Unbroken until this book. The language was offensive.... but that's the way warriors talk. I wept when Sgt Bell began reciting "the power of Christ compels you " to counter his enemy's "allahu Akbar"....very emotional read. Also found out why soldiers don't trust the media either.
This book is good because it tells a lot about the war in Iraq that most of us knew nothing about. The author is correct that we were only fed one side of that part of the war on terror.
It's a good story with good performance, but some of the inner monologue drags on a bit.
First off I'm a member of the military and an avid reader of military and personal growth type books. this book is very up tempo, rarely does the story lull.
there are a few things you will learn from it.
1 the view from the eyes of an NCO and other enlisted types.
2 the dirty gruesome details of war. Not for the faint of heart. this book is dirty filthy grimy and gritty. it doesn't pull any punches or try to paint war as anything than what it really is. Not for the faint of heart. Also some dark soldier humor is included.
3 the effects of war on the body and mind.
Must read for the warfighters of any branch.
This book is one of the best in my opinion. The first time I read it on paper. The second time on audio it was even better. Ray Porter does a superb job narrating. He captures the raw emotion and transfers it effortlessly from paper to speech.
For Veterans this book will hit home hard and make you feel like you were there with the author.
One rarely finds a book that is so truly honest with itself like this one. A truly inspiring book in a way that pulls the heart strings and gives you a new appreciation for those that fight abroad.
Whatever your politics are, this book will find a place in your library.
Have read many books of this type and this is one of the very best. And the reader Ray Porter, has perfect pitch for this action packed book.. A cliff hanger and un-put-down-able.