Once I got started, I couldn't stop; but if I had known how profane the language was going to be, I would have never started. Gripping story. The language was probably real, not just put in for the story, but still very, very rough.
When you read this you will not want to put it down. Not for the faint of heart. It's a mans mans book for sure.
Truly, one of the best listens in a long time. If you don't shed a few tears along the way you have no feelings left inside. An open and honest look at the war from someone who lived and survived it. I recommend this book to anyone who supports our troops in any conflict.
The author's down-to-earth while engaging and detailed style made this one of my favorite recent listens. Sure made two long drives fly right past. Gave me a much different perspective on things 'over there' than all other media sources have. Just a warning - quite a bit of front-line infantry style profanity than a more traditional documentary format so might be better to avoid if that is going to offend you. I found myself laughing out loud frequently though.
Probably based on a true story and starts OK, but it gets increasingly profane and the author gets very self absorbed trying to pose as a tough M* F* from hell. Also a number of technical errors like 'Author lighting a thermite grenade and white phosphorous dripping out.." - This makes me believe that the co-author has had a very heavy influence, dramatizing the book.
A good idea and storyline spoiled by profanity, obsession with gore and dramatizing.
Yes I would. One of the top non-fictional war books (audio) I've read.
No, it was spread between several days