Porter does an incredible job of delivering the life of Wasdin. I often forgot it wasn't actually Wasdin's voice I was hearing. His accents are effective.
The overall story is incredible. This man has literally risked life and limb, not just for our country, but for complete strangers in foreign lands. Hearing about the exploits of Howard Wasdin makes me want to go and sign up to join the military. If I wasn't 36, I might just do it! Instead, I might choose to be chiropractor.
You will not regret your investment in this book!
If you're into learning about what drives a person to be in the SEALs and what it is like to be in SEAL Team 6, this is a great listen. I very much enjoy learning about life in the teams as well as what personal experiences the author had that motivated him to enter the SEALs.
At the end, the book goes a bit off topic and strays onto the benefits of chiropractic medicine of all things. A bit odd, but really doesn't ruin the experience of a otherwise great listen.
Refreshing! No out of this world powers or skills, just the story of a guy who became a sniper, before, during and after.
This book is a great first person account that takes you through training, missions, and family life for one of America's elite warriors. I made my friends read this book.
And if you don't laugh about the "front butt", you have no soul. :D
I was fascinated by all aspects of this book. Not too much patting himself on the back. The insight was really neat. Snippets one never hears elsewhere.
I hope is former team-mates are ok with his disclosures. I'm always concerned about letting too much out.
Reader was strong and appropriate for this style.
Great read! Howard Wasdin is a true hero that doesn't forget his friends like his Uncle Earl...another unsung American Hero!
good listen second half of the book is like getting punched in the gut....one minute I'm feel in all GI-Joe next minute Howard is on the ropes...nice work howard....warts and all...and while his dad's tactics were horrifying it contributed to and was used by the author...what doesn't kill us...
It isn't a comprehensive history about the SEALS or a top to bottom description of who they are today. Its a story about a guy's life with most of the book being about his time as a SEAL. I loved it. It was fascinating to hear about all of the things these guys go trough to become a SEAL