This was an excellent book and I highly recommend Mr Haney's material. Very rare is a book that makes me want to read it with every free moment of my time. The only bad part of the book was that it had to end. Enjoy.
I recommend others read this book, but more for the facts than the stories about the Delta Force missions.
Great book about fact. This guy is a true American!
It's a fascinating look behind the curtain into the development and operation of one of the USA's most secretive special operations teams. You not only get to feel the excitement and fear of riding along on an attack as the helicopter is being ripped to shreds by enemy fire, but you get a glimpse into the politics and corruption that enable and exploit teams like this.
The book exposes the very human elements of being an operator. There is the excitement of the fight, the camaraderie of brothers who live, breathe, fight, and die together 24x7, there's the disgust at death, the frustration and anger at knowing the team is being used by corrupt governments. It's the good, the bad, the exciting, and the depressing all laid out.
The first person view of Haney.
The glimpse into the Army's operational structure and the fact that Delta runs their own show when it comes to mission planning. If a big shot officer thinks he's going to mandate their actions, he's in for a rude awakening.
This is one of those books that it's hard to stop listening to. I normally listen on my work commutes but it was hard to stop when I'd get to the office or back home at night as I'd be totally engaged, wondering when this training mission would finally be over or what would happen next in the fight.
The details were just enough to keep you listening. If you're into this kind of story this is worth your time. Excellent narration.
Just an outstanding view into special forces, army style, and the special men who serve in delta force. I am fascinated with men of grit, character, toughness, and wisdom, and these men have those and many other positive qualities in spades. And they are deadly as hell.
I didn't read the print version
It reminded me of some of my own experience in training with the US Army in the 1980s. The author wrote candidly and frequently made the association between the immediate details of his mission with the global context.
I particularly enjoyed the author's description of the selection and qualification experience. I felt like I was there with him.
The reality of serving on a counter terrorism task force in the 20th century.
The story is riveting, and the performance spot on. It gives the listener a rare opportunity to see that these larger than life heroes, these iconic, mythical fighting machines are actually just people; remarkably gifted, insanely disciplined and tremendously selfless people, but flesh and blood none the nonetheless. I thank Eric Haney for his service to our Nation and for his unwavering honesty.
This book describes the formation and development of one of the most important military groups ever created by the U.S. military. These soldiers are nothing short of extraordinary. These are the men who keep us safe so that we can enjoy our freedom.