Eric Haney tells a great tale. He's good at it. The book is partly a story about training to be a Delta force "operator" and partly about the time he spent after he became qualified...making history in Grenada, Beiruit, Iran and Central America. As always, there is some stupid stuff and some controversy. By and large, he compliments those who deserve it and flames those who don't. It was a well written book, whether you believe everything he says, or not.
Vivid details of the training and various missions that Eric was sent on.
How things were brought to life and the ability to learn what the Delta Force goes through.
His diversity in expressing emotion, mood and individuals accents.
Overall I enjoyed listening to the story, as I believe the author truly felt the way he described both his actions and emotions throughout the story. Was entertaining, but certain episodes appeared to have been glossed over.
Very truthful and matter of fact. One of the best endings to a novel I have encountered.
The author, Eric Haney, told the story and how the events affected his life.
Could not do justice to this book via a screen.
I love non-fiction and this is amazing, easy to understand and still applies to our times. When watching action movies I roll my eyes at some of the impossible stories, and some are. However, this book tells of the training and the selection methods to pick the "best of the best". True historical events are told and how Delta Force succeeded to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This was written in 2005 and I listened in fascination as I remembered the stories and this book tells "the rest of the story."
Yes. An insiders look at special forces, especially Delta Force.
The first hand account from a true warrior.
It made me appreciate how difficult it is to be in special forces, how advanced are their skills and how great is their mental toughness. I'm glad they are on our side!
L. Hamm Jr
Understand the training!
Great tour of shooting house hostage rescue final exam.
How many great men are ultimately lost.
I was tempted to give up after the first 40 minutes, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. This is a very interesting story once you get into it. It's intense and very descriptive. Haney describes both the formation of the unit and the kinds of mission they went on, ranging from rescuing hostages to assaulting hi-jacked airplanes. As I listened, the dangers in the book felt completely real. I highly recommend it!
The information is presented in a very straightforward way, in unflourished language. Haney also gives the reader in insider's look at the strange type of humor that those in the military enjoy. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't describe this as a "how-to" book. Although there are definitely things to be learned from it, I don't think any average person would learn enough to do anything useful with the information.
Yes. We should all have great respect for the military we seldom hear about. All of the Special Opps qualify for this .
So well done it is hard to stop listening till the end.
Would not seem as real.
Comfort in the fact that terrorism is dealt with - we just don't know about it.
This book was a clear and concise account of the stand up and early history of Delta Force. It was very well written withour glorification or "cheese." I really enjoyed it and would read other books from this author.
I liked the clear picture of the selection and training process for Delta Force.
Although Robertson Dean's narration might have been well suited to the author's attitude, I wished for more inflection.
Intense, educational, and funny
I loved the detail that went into the training and selection process.
I laughed on many occasions.